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This chapter emerges as a surprise, as we have come through this writing to understand that critical to arts-based collaboration or participatory research is mindful attendance to the in-between-relational-spaces of tensions, absences, learning and curiosities that are revealed through reflection ov...
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In this paper I consider the question of what is good for the poem. First I put forward a case for addressing a poem as a living thing, and what follows is a Lacanian psychoanalysis of a poem’s unconscious. I conclude with a brief application for educators and recommend ways they might prevent an ...
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The purpose of this article is to describe student experiences when incorporating Twitter into a Bachelor of Education (BEd) course. Participants were 8 first year BEd students who provided written answers to open-ended questions and participated in two focus group interviews. Findings showed that, ...
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This article is a product of qualitative analyses followed by a collaboration and conversation amongst critical friends. Three methodologies (social semiotic/sociocultural, ethnomethodology, and rhizomatic analysis) were used to analyze the same piece of interview data. An inquiry into the variou...
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Extending critical perspectives which have problematized “work,” in this essay we contest rationalist values of “work” through a/r/tography, noting that a/r/tography is particularly suited to troubling the artificial divisions and correlative productivities between art and research, teacher ...
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This paper explores the breaches and barriers in youth literacy with qualitative interviews with 22 young people and 22 youth service providers from Prince Edward Island, Canada. It then compares these perspectives with a review of literatures on youth literacy. The paper outlines a sociological fra...
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In this chapter I argue that to practice poetry, or to live poetically, is an artmaking process where the self has an aesthetic/empathetic sense of being in the world. I utilize Lacanian theory to explain how artmaking processes of aesthetics/empathy (1) resist the long-standing traditions of modern...
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Increased accountability has been a catalyst for the reformation of curriculum and assessment practices in postsecondary schools throughout North America, including veterinary schools. There is a call for a shift in assessment practices in clinical rotations, from a focus on content to a focus on as...
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Rev. of Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, by M. Keith Booker
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Within this article, we thematically present common challenges associated with the role of the rural principal. In this literature review, we delimit our search to work published from 2003-2013. A limitation of this study is that it represents data predominantly from American, Canadian, and Australi...
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Drawing from narrative theory, reflexive inquiry, and critical pedagogy, the intent of this article is to position narrative as perspective and process that, together, help construct theoretically new ways of conceptualizing and practising learning. My aim, then, is to present narrative as a methodo...
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Fuelled by forces of globalisation, China has gradually shifted from a centrally planned economy to the ‘socialist market economy’. This study examines changes in Chinese education under globalisation and market economy, focusing on the teaching and living conditions of teachers. The study revea...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the assessment leadership practices of principals. We define the term assessment leadership and provide an overview of the literature pertaining to the topic. We explain the research method and survey instrument used to collect data for this quantitative study...
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Youth, Education, and Marginality: Local and Global Expressions is a close examination of the lives of marginalized young people in schools. Essays by scholars and educators provide international insights grounded in educational and community practice and policy. They cover the range and intersectio...
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In education, reading and writing skills are important for children to learn. Students in Nunavut are required to be bilingual and must be fluent in both English and Inuktitut in order to graduate from high school. The purpose of this research project is to explore the idea of how music can improve ...
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This paper shares aspects of the life story of my grandmother Rachel Amarualik who lived in the Igloolik area of Nunavut Canada from May 9, 1930 until August 24, 2001. She was known as Amarualik and that is the primary name that is used throughout the paper. Amarualik was born on the land called Nau...
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The research study investigates local Inuit women in business in Iqaluit, Nunavut to explore their uses of traditional knowledge in their private business practice. Data about what Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles were applied in the private sector were collected through semi-structured interviews...
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This paper explores the impact of non-formal, community-based cultural programs with embedded literacy on Inuit participants’ confidence. The Miqqut Project is analyzed as a case study, which took place in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. All participants and Elder instructors were Inuit women. Success fact...
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Inuit need to know and understand about colonization before they can begin decolonizing. How can anyone begin decolonizing when they do not know what they are decolonizing from? You have to name and recognize the impact of colonization in order to start the process of decolonization. This paper addr...