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The purpose of this paper is to describe the leadership perceptions and practices of principals who promote positive school experiences for Aboriginal students. This qualitative multi-case study encapsulates 14 semi-structured individual interviews conducted with five Saskatchewan principals and fou...
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This paper explores the phenomenon of spontaneous vocalisations in the self-chosen, unstructured outdoor play of children aged 3–12. Spontaneous vocalisations encompass the whole range of children's unprompted, natural, expressive vocal soundings beyond spoken language. Non-participant observation...
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This paper addresses the use of participatory videography as a way of knowing and bearing witness to the complexity of young lives in educational research. We outline the principles for engaging young people in participatory videography. Working in the framework of humanities-infused praxis with, fo...
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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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The recent IFLA (2013) statement on The Role of Libraries and Development asserts the key role of access to information and the work of librarians as agents for development. This paper describes a training program for community librarians in rural Ethiopia that aligns with these roles. Structured in...
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The purpose of this paper is to describe how 12 high school Aboriginal students defined educational success and success in general. We focus on how success is traditionally described in education and spotlight alternate meaning of the term. The data for this qualitative study were 12 semi-structured...
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Using a form of analysis that sees talk as social interaction, this study examines how a teacher-librarian-researcher and a parent of elementary-aged children construct reading, readers and social in/equality in the context of a research interview. The analysis suggests that the participants produce...
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The purpose of the paper is to describe our peer mentorship experiences and explain how these experiences fostered transformational learning during our PhD graduate program in educational administration. As a literature backdrop, we discuss characteristics of traditional forms of mentorship and depi...
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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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The need for and lack of integration of theory and practice in initial teacher education programs has been discussed as a central issue for teacher education. This article reports on a study that surveyed university-based teacher educators in Atlantic Canada on their perspectives regarding how theor...
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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...