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Beck, Jamie L. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
The teachers in this study identified the experiences related to increases in the intensity of teachers' work to be a misunderstood and under-discussed aspect of the profession. During research conversations that took place in the context of a year-long narrative inquiry, the term heavy hours was coined to describe these experiences. The salient…
Descriptors: Teaching Load, Decision Making, Time Management, Stress Variables
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Scheffel, Tara-Lynn – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses what constitutes engagement in learning from the perspective of Grade 8 students. While a mixed methods approach was employed to gather quantitative and qualitative data, the focus of this article is the qualitative data collected from an interactive, participatory workshop. As part of this workshop, Grade 8 students were…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research
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Stout, Rosana Mary; Cumming-Potvin, Wendy; Wildy, Helen – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This paper is drawn from a mixed methods study, which examined the leadership practices of teachers in the Level Three Classroom Teachers program in Western Australia. Three archetypal characters, the Torch Bearer, Weary Juggler, and Heckler, are used to represent the diverse leadership experiences of these "expert" teachers and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles
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Heppner, Denise H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the results of a literature review addressing the research questions: What strategies for writing instruction have proven to be effective in promoting writing development in preschool-primary aged children? What research on writing instruction has been conducted within Canada on preschool-primary aged children? An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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High, Anna Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
The protection and promotion of dignity is a foundational objective of restorative justice. Dignity-enhancing restorative justice practices, which are rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people groups, have been widely adopted in schools reactively, as a response to specific infractions. A growing number of schools are adopting…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Cost Effectiveness
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Rowsell, Jennifer – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines the extent to which the competencies of the 21st century learner are reflected in the learning outcomes within the English language arts curriculum standards documents for the Canadian provinces. Manifest summative content analysis was used to code learning outcomes in accordance with themes derived from the competencies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Behavioral Objectives, Language Arts
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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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Kilinç, Ali Çagatay; Kosar, Serkan; Er, Emre; Ögdem, Zeki – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bureaucratic school structures and teachers' self-efficacy. Participants included 252 teachers from 15 primary schools in Ankara, Turkey. Mean, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analyses were conducted. Results indicated that bureaucratic school structures and teacher…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrative Organization, Elementary School Teachers, Correlation
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Venkatesh, Vivek; Rabah, Jihan; Fusaro, Magda; Couture, Annie; Varela, Wynnpaul; Alexander, Kristopher – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We are witnessing the integration of increasingly sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education settings. Understanding learners' and instructors' perceptions of their proficiency and use of ICTs is critical to the success of their integration in universities. Using a theoretical framework grounded in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Bakhshaei, Mahsa; Georgiou, Theophano; McAndrew, Marie – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
In Quebec's French-language secondary schools, youth originating from South Asia have the highest dropout rate among all immigrant-origin students, whereas in the English sector, their coethnic peers have a more positive academic profile than third-plus-generation students. Using quantitative data, this paper aims to understand the difference in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, French, English (Second Language)
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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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Leroux, Mylène; Beaudoin, Charlotte; Grenier, Johanne; Turcotte, Sylvain; Rivard, Marie-Claude – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
The growing body of literature on teacher induction barriers has revealed the need to address issues that may lead to negative consequences. Recent research points to an increased interest in teacher resilience, a concept that promotes positive adaptation to counteract these adverse outcomes. However, teacher induction and resilience may differ…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Barriers
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Costello, Marsha; Costello, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
This article reports on a study investigating how elementary teachers experienced the literacy initiatives that have been implemented in schools across PEI over the past five years. Such initiatives included the implementation of standardized instructional and assessment materials across the board and the emphasis on consistency of program use,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism
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