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Using autobiographical narratives reflecting on personal growth experiences with wisdom traditions, this project examines how a school community can engage with wisdom traditions as a positive method of decolonization. The project reflects on how purposeful leadership is used to embed wisdom...
This autobiographical study addresses the question of how/why have I as a principal been able to create a transformational education environment. To uncover how transformation has taken place in my schools, I drew upon 298 pages of reflective papers written over nine courses of my M. Ed. program,...
The effects of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme on schools: A systematic review of the literatureDownload
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous secondary curriculum offered in schools around the world. In Canada and the Unites States, the IB DP often runs additional to local curricula, is viewed as an added challenge, and is often treated as a high achievement...
This mixed-methods study examines the relationship between of the mode of test administration and the student test scores for a standardized mathematics exam administered in the province of Alberta. To determine how the results of the paper-and-pencil version of the 2013 Mathematics 9 Provincial...
Supplemental Image File for Chapter IV and Appendix IV of "Evangelizing Eugenics" (PhD Dissertation)Download
This dissertation explores the Interwar-era eugenics movements in America and Britain, focusing on efforts to educate insiders and professionals, but especially to evangelize novices. Two primary historical sources are examined in detail: the largely British To-day and To-morrow book series...
As an educator and as an immigrant to Canada who is sensitive to the various identity and integration issues of newcomers and those considered minorities, I am cognizant of the various images and (mis)representations of cultures which are reflected and perpetuated by others. In the classroom I...
Making Second Languages Accessible: Creating an Inclusive High School Second Language Class with Playful Pedagogy
Making Second Languages Accessible: Creating an Inclusive High School Second Language Class with Playful PedagogyDownload
The purpose of this paper is to consider how teachers can approach the needs of students in an inclusive classroom, acknowledge how playful activities can be used as a helpful approach to dealing with academic diversity in a Spanish as a second language classroom and explore how professional...
Learning to Implement Task-Based Language Teaching
As a past student of traditional approaches to language learning and as a second language teacher with seven years of experience in the classroom using the audio-lingual method, I have...
In 21st century classrooms, labs and technology play a crucial role in understanding biological structures, functions, and processes related to human anatomy and physiology. However, the lack of scientific and technological tools in many high schools in Saudi Arabia has an adverse impact on both...