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The number of students in postsecondary education who have documented disabilities is generally accepted to be 10%, a number that continues to grow. Despite the requirement for disability accommodation to be available, many disabled students face a multitude of barriers in their education. These...
Task-Based Bilingual Program Innovation: A Model of Joint Efforts in Improving Students’ Heritage Language Fluency
Task-Based Bilingual Program Innovation: A Model of Joint Efforts in Improving Students’ Heritage Language FluencyDownload
Despite heritage languages (HL) being promoted by some Canadian provincial governments as a subject in school or through bilingual programs, students' learning outcome is not satisfactory due to the inadequate time allotment and the teaching methods applied. Therefore the purpose of this project...
Mathematics and the English Language Learner
Increased immigration and a move for greater inclusion in Canadian English language mainstream classrooms has led to increased numbers of English-Language Learning (ELL) students in our core subject-area secondary mathematics classrooms. The increasing number of ELL students in these classrooms...
This project explores the body as a way of knowing in an educational dance classroom. The purpose of this research is to demonstrate the importance of acknowledging and fostering the body in education, and to offer teachers a means for inviting the body into their classrooms through activities....
Re-addressing High School Students’ Novel Needs: Choosing and Using Popular Young Adult Fiction in High School English Classrooms
Re-addressing High School Students’ Novel Needs: Choosing and Using Popular Young Adult Fiction in High School English ClassroomsDownload
This project offers designs for lesson plans, based on the popular young adult literature (YAL) and television series Pretty Little Liars (PLL), by Sara Shepard, in an effort to encourage grade 10 English teachers to use YAL that is popular with their students in their classrooms. The individual...
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts Classes
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts ClassesDownload
Influenced by broader societal trends, mindfulness training and movement meditation practices within disciplines such as yoga have gained rapidly growing acceptance in education. This project addresses initiatives to promote the cultivation of mindful awareness and compassion within public...
Growing anxiety, disconnection with the environment, and the prospect of school and work as endless competition seem to characterize some of the more damaging elements of contemporary society. In an educational system that overvalues competition and compartmentalization, where are the spaces for...
This study looked at the literature choices of High School English teachers, as well as the reasons for their choices.
Climate change is an important issue and educators have a responsibility to prepare students to face the challenges and future changes that climate change presents. Unfortunately, public uncertainty about the extent and causes of climate change and the interdisciplinary nature of the climate...
In English Language Learning education, there are differences between immigrant and refugee students. Often the former has a background in formal literacy education, while the latter may have experienced significant gaps in their schooling. The problem is compounded for those who arrive as...