Canadian Journal of Education

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

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, December

Academic Entitlement in the Context of Learning Styles
Introduction Over the past decade, there has been increased media coverage regarding declining student engagement along with high levels of entitlement in academic settings. These communications often assert that students expect high grades even...
A Decade of Dedication: Giving, Giving, Giving ... and Giving Up Teaching
Background There is a growing concern with the attrition of teachers from their profession, with large numbers exiting early in their careers (Borman & Dowling, 2008). Teachers leave the profession for a range of reasons, including better salaries,...
A Forest of Forests: Constructing a Centre-Usage Profile as a Source of Outcomes Assessment
Introduction Most writing-centre administrators collect centre-usage information because it can generate one of the most basic forms of assessment. Such assessment can and often does determine resources in the institutional-funding process. Language-support...
Editorial
December 31, 2012 Dear readers, It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Rollande Deslandes, from University of Quebec a Trois-Rivieres as Francophone editor of the Canadian Journal of Education. Dr. Deslandes has had a very active career and comes to...
Electronic Storybooks: A Constructivist Approach to Improving Reading Motivation in Grade 1 Students
Learning to read proficiently in the primary grades is one of the cornerstones of academic achievement and the foundation for children's later success in school. Much of the research on young children's reading has focused on cognitive aspects such...
L'apprentissage Cooperatif : Des Effets Positifs Sur Les Eleves Aux Difficultes Liees a Son Implantation En Classe
Introduction << Se reunir est un debut ; rester ensemble est un progres ; travailler ensemble est la reussite. >> Henry Ford << Le tout est plus grand que la somme des parties >> Confucius Tchang Ces deux citations...
L'experience De la Probation Academique Ou « C'tu Juste Moi Qui Est Pas Capable Au Niveau Universitaire? » : Une Etude De Cas
Introduction La plupart des universites developpent et mettent en oeuvre des programmes de soutien et de probation. En effet, les institutions universitaires semblent conscientes du role qu'elles jouent dans la reussite ou l'echec des etudiants...
Parent and Family Perception of Engagement: Lessons from Early Years Programs and Supports
Introduction As schools across Canada settle in to full-day kindergarten programs, it is important to assess the strengths of early childhood programs and services. Many provinces are shifting the responsibility for early years programs and supports...
Perceptions et Attentes D'eleves Du Primaire En Regard De L'evaluation En Education Physique et a la Sante
Introduction Depuis les etudes de Graham (1995) sur les perceptions des eleves de leurs cours d'education physique (EPS), plusieurs recherches ont demontre la valeur du point de vue des eleves pour le developpement de programmes qui repondent a...
Quand Passion Rime Avec Transformation : Les Retombees D'un Programme D'education Par L'aventure Au Sein D'une Ecole Secondaire Alternative
Introduction Les donnees les plus recentes en matiere de perseverance ou d'abandon scolaire suggerent que 25,3% des jeunes quebecois frequentant des institutions secondaires, quitteront, de facon temporaire ou permanente les bancs d'ecole avant...
Religion, Democratic Community, and Education: Two Questions
Introduction Any contemporary discussion on Canadian identity cannot avoid including the influence of pluralism and multiculturalism, and particularly the impact and influence of religion in such a context. We saw, for example, that the issue of...
Service Learning and Student Engagement: A Dual Language Book Project
Introduction Across Canada (Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning, n.d.) as well as internationally service learning is one option universities are providing across faculties as a way of making connections to the broader community and...
The Emergence of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Ontario: Diffusion, Pilot Study and Prospective Research
Introduction The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) has had an increasingly large presence in state schooling beyond its initial development and expansion (in the field of private international schools). This paper charts the growth and diffusion...
The Predicament of Generation 1.5 English Language Learners: Three Disjunctures and a Possible Way Forward
Introduction The Academic Literacy Development of Generation 1.5 English Language Learners This article reports key findings from a collaborative project that focused on the academic literacy development of children who are born and begin their...
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