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Nyika, Lawrence; McPherson, Charmaine; Murray-Orr, Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this essay, we review empirical, theoretical, and substantial grey literature in relation to immigrant youth and health promoting schools (HPS). We examine the health promotion concept to consider how it may inform the HPS model. Using Canada as an example, we examine current immigrant youth demographics and define several key terms including…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Models
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Thériault, Pascale; Allaire, Stéphane; Gagnon, Vincent – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Although the affective dimension of writing is important and well documented, we know less about how teachers and students are making use of the blog in classrooms to advance specifically cognitive goals connected to writing. It is with this in mind that a case study was carried out to closely document the effect of classroom blogs on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Web Sites, Elementary School Students
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Sokal, Laura; Barrett, Vern; Appel, Allan; Funk, Anneke; Radawetz, Mykaila – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
One hundred teacher candidates enrolled in a mandatory course on service learning were surveyed pre- and post-course to determine their civic attitudes and willingness to take the service learning course. Quantitative analysis indicated significant growth in civic attitudes in all students, and this growth was not differentially affected by the…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Richardson, John M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Over the years that I have taken secondary school students to the theatre, the the digital revolution has moved through schools, classrooms, and even theatres, calling into question my goal of contributing positively to students' identity formation through exposure to live plays. Responding to calls to examine the ways in which young people's…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Theaters, Popular Culture
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Craig, Dana; Etcheverry, Jose; Ferris, Stefan – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This Note provides an analysis of Mexico's "Telesecundaria" program within the context of Mexico's new education reform framework offering a succinct background of the project, as well as key policy lessons that can be useful for other jurisdictions interested in the development of distance education programs. This Note uses a literature…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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McLean, Lorna R.; Truong-White, Hoa H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Previous scholarship has examined how teachers' civic knowledge and conceptions of citizenship influence their goals, pedagogical practices, and confidence in teaching citizenship, but few studies have probed how teacher candidates develop identities as civic educators through community service-learning projects. This case study draws upon Baxter…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity
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Benoit, Brian Andrew – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This article examines how past memories can shape how we see the present and future in the context of teacher education and professional development. Using qualitative inquiry, drawing in particular on self-study and memory-work, I explore the ways in which critical autoethnography can serve as a tool for personal and professional growth in the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Memory, Autobiographies
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Moisan, Sabrina; Hirsch, Sivane; Audet, Geneviève – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Teaching about the Holocaust is mandatory in many societies. This prescription is justified by authorities with many reasons: educating pupils for a better understanding of human rights, peace, war, genocide, critical thinking, historical thinking, racism, etc. The Holocaust can carry a very strong moral and emotional charge. But why do teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Kukner, Jennifer Mitton – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The primary focus of this qualitative study is an inquiry into three female teachers' experiences as novice researchers. Over the course of an academic year I maintained a focus upon participants' research experiences and their use of time as they conducted research studies. Delving into the temporal constraints that informed participants'…
Descriptors: Females, Teaching Experience, Teacher Researchers, Novices
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Lynch, Meghan – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This exploratory netnographic study describes how a sample of Ontario kindergarten teachers perceive the new Ontario Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) curriculum. Discussions from teacher message boards, the comment sections of online news articles, and interviews with kindergarten teachers were analyzed and coded using a qualitative approach. Analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Preschool Teachers
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Walker, Alicia – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This study examines the factors influencing underachieving boys on a high-performing high school campus. Unlike the "laddishness" often seen in studies of underachievement among boys, the boys in this study were quiet, unobtrusive, and compliant within the classroom. Using qualitative interviews and observation conducted over a one-year…
Descriptors: High School Students, Males, Masculinity, High Achievement
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Hamdan, Amani K. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This case study explored the need for culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) in Saudi Arabian higher education, especially when students have a cultural background that differs from that of their instructor. The study documented how expatriate teachers structured their pedagogical practices in the Saudi Arabian context. It examined how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Riveros, Augusto; Viczko, Melody – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Based on a qualitative case study that examined elementary teachers' understandings of a professional development policy, we question the conceptual disconnection between professional learning and professional practices in some conceptualizations of professional learning communities. We analyse the research data using Actor-Network Theory and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Maynes, Nancy; Allison, John; Julien-Schultz, Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
Experience may influence beliefs and beliefs may influence practices. Following these premises, we investigated teacher candidates' post experience reflections nine months after an international practicum where they taught for three weeks in rural Kenya. Teacher candidates were placed in non-governmental organization (NGO) sponsored schools on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Preston, Jane P. – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore the role a School Community Council (SCC) played in encouraging community involvement in a kindergarten to grade 12 school. Via 35 interviews, thematic data reflected that the SCC's influence was limited. As analyzed through social capital theory, SCC members shared thin levels of trust,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Community Involvement, School Councils
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