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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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Koelwyn, Ryan – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on "reintegrative shame" (engaging the offender(s) in discussions of the moral dimensions of the act), and scholars who position shame as transformative. This paper reasserts shame as an ethical matter arguing that reconciliation is a particular response to the historical shame generated from the establishment of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Ethics, Canada Natives
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Jean-Pierre, Johanne; Parris-Drummond, Sylvia – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
Increasing evidence shows that punitive discipline is ineffective and detrimental. Using empowerment theory and the opportunity-to-learn conceptual framework, this literature review seeks to broaden school personnel's knowledge of alternative discipline interventions. Searching ERIC and JSTOR databases, we looked for English language, North…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Punishment, Intervention
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Preston, Jane P.; Macphee, Mary M.; O'Keefe, Alaina Roach – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
We examine how kindergarten teachers on Prince Edward Island depict both parent involvement in school and its perceived challenges. Data consisted of written responses to two open-ended survey questions completed by 62 participants or 94% of the kindergarten teachers on PEI. Results showed that teachers recognized parent involvement in traditional…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Parent Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Russo, James Anthony – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This essay explores how elementary school teachers can support students in becoming effective peer tutors. Drawing on the author's personal experience as an elementary educator and researcher, it discusses how cognitive load theory can be used to generate a framework to support practicing teachers in implementing peer tutoring in their own…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Theory Practice Relationship
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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
This longitudinal case study examines four new FSL teachers' beliefs regarding the best and worst FSL program for English language learners and students with learning difficulties; the data are drawn from qualitative semi-structured interviews that occurred at the end of the participants' Bachelor of Education program and near the end of each…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, French, English Language Learners
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Segedin, Lauren – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
The Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) program has been implemented in Ontario as a way to increase secondary graduation rates. This study's aim was to understand how the implementation of the SHSM program impacts student outcomes. The conceptual framework consists of an amended version of Fullan's (2007) critical factors that affect policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, Program Implementation
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Bergeron, Pierre-Jérôme – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper presents a critical analysis, from the point of view of a statistician, of the methodology used by Hattie in "Visible Learning," and explains why it must absolutely be called pseudoscience. We first discuss what appears to be the intentions of Hattie's approach. Then we describe the major mistakes in "Visible…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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Rose, Ellen – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this position paper, I argue that a focus on achieving and increasing social presence in online courses tends to derail a consideration of the ethical implications and dimensions of the essential facelessness of asynchronous education. Drawing upon the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Nel Noddings, who contended that the face is the basis of…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication
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St-Amand, Jerome; Girard, Stéphanie; Hiroux, Marie-Hélène; Smith, Jonathan – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article outlines a strategy that we, as high school teachers, used in the academic year 2012-2013 to improve a student's school engagement. Extracurricular activities such as sports have proven useful (among other strategies) to counter school disengagement, specifically in enhancing positive social relations among the teachers and students…
Descriptors: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship
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Ivie, Stanley D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Metaphor is a critical tool for thought. Lying at the heart of every systematic body of knowledge are three root metaphors--mechanism, organism, and mind. Historically, schools of philosophy--realism, naturalism, and idealism--have grown up around these metaphors. The root metaphors and their corresponding philosophies provide the paradigms…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Philosophy, Models, Educational History
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Murray-Orr, Anne; Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper focuses upon the case of one early career teacher, Don, a participant in a longitudinal study examining the transfer of learning about literacy practices from pre-service teacher education to the classrooms of secondary content area teachers. We followed Don from his B. Ed. program into his first two years of teaching in an Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience
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Lewkowich, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
In this paper, I discuss the process of developing a piece of writing for publication. Written for an intended audience of graduate students in the field of education, I discuss writing for publication as an arrangement for significance, the question of finding a discursive and intellectual home, the selection of an appropriate journal in which to…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Graduate Students, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
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Tse, Vanessa V.; Abra, Meaghan; Tanaka, Michele T. D. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Within the final teaching practica, pre-service teachers encounter the crucial challenge of redefining their teacher identities. Leaving behind personas formed as students, professional settings necessitate asking themselves what kind of teacher they want to be in a new context. In collaboration with their professor, two pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Inquiry, Student Attitudes
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Tompkins, Joanne; Kearns, Laura-Lee; Mitton-Kükner, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Critical challenges facing teacher educators at faculties of education is how to prepare teacher candidates to see schools situated in larger social contexts and support their ongoing learning as social justice advocates. Anti-oppressive work that challenges the marginalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, Queering and/or…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Educators, Social Justice, Advocacy
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