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The present ecological crisis reflects a crisis in human consciousness, especially in the western world, where our relationship with the earth and cosmos has been largely shaped and influenced by the stories we have been told in our culture. The old stories, as manifested in the myths and world view...
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This case study investigates the correlation between international experiential learning and the development of global citizenship characteristics through understanding the lived experiences of 10 University of Prince Edward Island students who took part in two different forms of international exper...
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This MEd thesis is the first to explore PEI schooling experiences from the perspectives of Generation Queer (Wells, 2012). Deploying various tools of Foucault (1983), I suggest research participants – two out youth and their mothers - demonstrated "practices of freedom" to challenge the pedagogica...
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This mixed-methods, qualitative study provided a snapshot of how Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and early learning programs attend to the assessment of young children. While ECEs primarily use observation to assess children’s development and learning, specific assessment tools, which monitor and...
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The purpose of this study was to explore what healthy living means to adult women living in a rural area of a Canadian province. This study examined the benefits and barriers identified by the participants in relationship to healthy lifestyles, as well as the facilitators they recognized in relation...
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Current school culture places excessive emphasis on children reaching a minimum standard impairing their ability to reach their greatest potential. Students need to be challenged individually in authentic learning opportunities so that they can be supported to thrive as individuals. Teaching philoso...
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While men make up less than 10% of the primary school teaching positions in Prince Edward Island, researchers are at odds as to the importance of increasing this male presence within primary settings. What is clear is that the experiences of male primary teachers are altogether unexplored in Prince ...
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Cette étude qualitative comporte deux objectifs: 1) examiner les raisons qui motivent le choix d’un établissement postsecondaire chez sept finissants d’une école de langue française dans la région Évangéline à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard; et 2) explorer l’expérience vécue par ces jeu...
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In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarly engagement often remains unrecognized within institutional spheres of influence. The purpose of this dissertation study is to explore the meanings co...
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This innovative dissertation research has been designed, implemented, and disseminated through this written thesis, public performances and a website (http://saswclub.wix.com/saswclub). The research was undertaken with, for, and by students in one secondary school in Atlantic Canada. The following r...
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In this thesis who I am as a writer emerged from the act and art of writing. I set out to tell two stories (one fiction and one life writing story) and discovered a third— the story that writing taught me. I employed writing as a means of inquiry and discovered that the act and art of writing (reg...
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This qualitative case study examined the lived experiences of 4 secondary English as Additional Language (EAL) students in Prince Edward Island schools and communities. More specifically, participants shared their perspectives on their unique and sometimes painful experiences in PEI secondary school...
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This thesis describes the issues and various efforts involved in the standardization of Inuktut in Nunavut. It provides a background, history and literature review related to standardization of the language, as well as an autoethnographic account of my own teaching and promotion of Inuktut. In addit...
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This Masters of Education thesis used a questionnaire to examine Prince Edward Island high school teachers’ self-reported practices related to interactive whiteboards in their classrooms and the factors influencing their interactive whiteboard use. Despite research suggesting that interactive whit...
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Using the art of living inquiry, through the form of auto-ethnographic narrative, this research explores the question: in what ways has auto-ethnographical blogging made me more aware of the need for an ethic of care in my teaching practice? The research I have conducted is concerned with lived expe...
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The dearth of women in higher education both as full professors and senior administrators is alarming, and the factors impeding their entrance and limiting their advancement are relatively unknown. The purpose of this research was to document the lived experiences of women leaders who were full prof...