Canadian Journal of Education

Canadian Journal of Education is an academic journal focusing on Canadian Education

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, July

Academic Motivation in Post-Secondary Students: Effects of Career Outcome Expectations and Type of Aspiration
Abstract Using a social cognitive theory framework, we examined the effects of career outcome expectations (COE) and aspiration to enter a science, technology, or math (STM) career on postsecondary academic motivation. Data were collected online...
Apprentissage Par la Lecture En Milieu Defavorise: Strategies D'adolescents Ayant Une Faible Performance a L'activite
Abstract This study aims to understand the involvement of adolescents with poor performance in an activity based on learning through reading in disadvantaged areas. To that end, cognitive and self-learning strategies that these students reported...
Community Forums: A Unique Approach to Community Service-Learning
Abstract The service-learning movement has been criticized for not listening to the voices of community partners. Using Bourdieu's framework that equally values formal and practical knowledge, we evaluated a Manitoba college's service-learning program...
Defining Educational Leadership in Canada's Yukon Territory: "Hmmm, That's a Good Question ..."
Abstract Studies examining educational leadership in northern Canada appear rare. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to present findings from a 2010 study of educational leadership in Canada's Yukon Territory. The study adopts a critical...
Editorial
Dear Readers: It is very exciting to welcome you to the newest version of the Canadian Journal of Education, now available on the Open Journal System. This system allows public access to the journal, which enables research findings to reach an unlimited...
Examen Des Possibles Relations Entre la Transversalite Des Pratiques Critiques et la Transversalite Des Rapports Aux Savoirs D'adolescents Du Secondaire
Abstract This article examines, from the issue of transversality, the possible links between high school students' relationships to knowledge (nature of knowledge; act of knowing) and their critical practices in the classroom. The results indicate...
Examining the Link between Education Related Outcomes and Student Health Risk Behaviours among Canadian Youth: Data from the 2006 National Youth Smoking Survey
Abstract This study examined whether student tobacco, alcohol, marijuana use, and sedentary behaviour were associated with the educational outcomes of health-related absenteeism, truancy, and academic motivation in a nationally representative sample...
Gender Digital Divide and Challenges in Undergraduate Computer Science Programs
Abstract Previous research revealed a reduced number of female students registered in computer science studies. In addition, the female students feel isolated, have reduced confidence, and underperform. This article explores differences between...
La Gestion Des Activites Educatives De la Direction et le Fonctionnement De L'ecole Primaire
Abstract Many actors in the field of education assert that principals should pay closer attention to educational activities in order to ensure students' achievement. This paper presents a research conducted with 138 principals and 421 teachers which...
Student and Teacher Self-Efficacy and the Connection to Reading and Writing
Abstract Self-efficacy or the belief in one's ability (Bandura, 1977) on the part of both teachers and students is thought to be directly related to teacher and student success. Few studies have compared teacher efficacy, student efficacy, and student...
Unsettling the Gendered Power Paradigm: Discomfort, Dissonance and Dissention among Women in Local Government
Abstract Despite decades of efforts to achieve gender equity in political life, women remain underrepresented in nearly all levels of government. In this paper, we explore the experiences offered by women who have been elected to local government...
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