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Phelan, Anne M.; Hansen, Dion Rüsselbæk – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
A basic premise of teacher education is the value of teacher agency, that is, the teacher's capacity to take responsibility for one's knowledge, beliefs, judgements, and relationships. How can teacher educators sustain a commitment to agency in light of critiques of western modernity, specifically in relation to the existence of a rational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Ethics, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Hanson, Aubrey Jean – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper makes a case for attending to the resurgence of Indigenous literary arts in taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action in teacher education. I argue that Indigenous literary arts can help to foster relational understandings between readers and Indigenous communities: stories have the capacity to open…
Descriptors: Literature, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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MacDonald, Jennifer; Markides, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Education for reconciliation is centered on renewing Indigenous-settler relations. In this article, two graduate students share their experiences as they endeavour to take up a praxis for reconciliation. Positioned by their different cultural identities, they join in a duoethnographic conversation, to reflect on their learning and to share their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement
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Kearns, Laura-Lee; Tompkins, Joanne; Borden, Lisa Lunney – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This study traces the learning journey of primarily non-Indigenous educators who challenged the legacy of colonization in schools, and worked to decolonize their practice, through their participation in a specialized graduate cohort. Drawing upon sharing circle conversations, we highlight themes that emerged from our research. Educators reported…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Graduate Students, Educational Change, Cultural Awareness
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Korteweg, Lisa; Fiddler, Tesa – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Before the TRC's Calls to Action, we were a collaborative teacher-education partnership of Anishinaabekwe and White settler researching and teaching reconciliation as pedagogical practice with five cohorts of settler teacher-candidates. Engaging theories of settler-colonialism, decolonization and Indigenous studies, we outline the obstacles and…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Conflict Resolution
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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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Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
"Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based on our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Specialization, Program Proposals
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Reis, Giuliano – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Science educators at all levels continuously struggle to keep pace with the rapidly developing understanding of the causes and potential solutions to current environmental issues while also trying to enthuse a new generation of passionate and knowledgeable scientists. However, how can future science teachers make science education more attractive…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Carter, Mindy R. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This "Note from the Field" provides an overview of what is happening in Kindergarten to University drama and theatre education across Canada. In addition to this snapshot I offer some considerations for extending this discipline and its potential impact on curriculum, policy and practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education
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Loughland, Tony – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The Federal Government in Australia has recently established Centres for Excellence in Teacher Education. These Centres represent a power shift towards schools in teacher education and away from centralised bureaucracies and university faculties of education. Given this shift, it is interesting to examine other historical and current school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Federal Government, Professional Development Schools
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Lenoir, Yves – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
This article underscores the need for a profound transformation in the training processes of future teachers, and thereby in teaching practices. The text first presents various grounds for this transformation, citing social, economic-political, teleological, axiological, epistemological, and psychological factors. It then focuses on teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Mayen, Patrick – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to critically examine teacher education based on the concepts, principles, and practices of adult education, vocational training, and continuing vocational training. We will discuss a few aspects of teacher education from the perspective of our research and our theoretical frames of reference, touching on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Educational Principles
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Maubant, Philippe; Roger, Lucie; Lejeune, Michel; Caselles-Desjardins, Brigitte; Gravel, Nicole – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
This text is divided into three broad sections. The first section will elaborate the figure of professionalization, which today appears to be the target of professional training policies. It also seems to be considered a means and thus a guarantee of the professional aim of proposed training. On what ideological and pedagogical presuppositions is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Professional Training, Professional Development
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Brigham, Susan Mary – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
In this paper I make the case that transformative learning theory, a specific adult learning theory, and an arts-informed research method have important value for teacher professional practice and teacher education. I refer to two phases of a study involving women who have immigrated to Maritime Canada and were teachers in their countries of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Laitsch, Daniel A. – McGill Journal of Education, 2009
This review examined 117 research articles using a policy framework generated in previous research. Findings include: students are experiencing both food insecurity and an "epidemic of obesity"; policymakers remain focused on achievement; provinces address nutrition in isolation; poverty is a significant contributor; restriction of food…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nurses, Nutrition, Child Health
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