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This paper shares the results of an ethnographic case study into the role a principal had in maintaining a growing minority language school while implementing an inclusive policy for students with learning and physical difficulties. The principal was very aware of the reputation and image of the sch...
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Curriculum integration often appears complex and when this happens those who are involved with providing professional development or teacher education may be inclined to promote simplistic or solution-oriented approaches to facilitate integration. Many variants of a problem-solution model exist, and...
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In dialogical theories of the self, presence is understood as socially constructed as each ‘I’ position within the self comes to voice the multiple and socially influenced selves that are always in relation. In this poetic inquiry, the poems stage a dialogue within the self where each speaker v...
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A retrospective exploratory analysis of data related to student mobility and literacy in one Canadian low-income, urban, elementary school found one-quarter of the student population changed over the course of an academic year. Transience rates tended to cluster in particular rooms. Mobility had lit...
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Previous research separately acknowledges two emerging trends in adolescence but neglects to integrate them. These are that many changes have occurred in the school to work transitional processes, and that there is substantial need for adolescents, especially young women, to pursue science career pa...
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"Literary pathways: Selecting books to support new readers" by Barbara Peterson is reviewed.
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Describes the pedagogical approaches of 4 Grade 9 core French teachers and compares students' results on tests of general French proficiency and achievement tests, based on the objectives of a multidimensional project-based instructional unit used by all 4 teachers. Observation data suggest that the...
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This chapter reviews recent theoretical and empirical literature regarding teachers' uses of the target (TL) and first (L1) languages in second (SL) and foreign (FL) language classrooms. Theoretically, the article explores several issues related to teachers' use of the L1 and the TL in the classroom...
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Uses a letter format to create a dialogue regarding the practice of a critical pedagogy in the college classroom. Asserts the importance of acknowledging different dialogical spaces occupied by men and women resulting from the power differential; fundamental differences in the way they each perceive...
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This paper examines the social impacts of digital media technology on youth; its paradoxes, points of resistance and reproductive tendencies. The place of digital media in the complexity of youth transitions over time is under theorized and studied. The use of digital media is well documented such t...
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Recent studies in the literature on online learning highlight a constructivist approach to knowledge-building in Web-based environments. In this case study of an online course, students were introduced to a constructivist orientation toward learning, a requirement to work in a new learning environme...
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During the mid- to late-1990s, the declining economy in Nova Scotia led to a reduction in the number of school boards and the closure or amalgamation of smaller schools. This paper presents findings from the first phase of a longitudinal case study that explored the amalgamation of five elementary s...
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Based on a qualitative case study of two rural schools located in Saskatchewan, Canada, this article reports thematic interpretations of parents' and principals' perspectives on new expectations for parents to contribute directly to school improvement planning as inundated by School Commun...