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English Language Arts 30-1 Reimagined: A Teacher Resource for Incorporating Critical Pedagogy in the ClassroomDownload
This document serves as a professional resource for 30-1 English Language Arts teachers in Alberta. This resource focuses on incorporating elements of critical pedagogy in the classroom. Through four curated units, this resource offers theoretical and practical tools for weaving themes of social...
Beyond the Surface: The essential role of university staff in transformational reconciliation policy in higher educationDownload
The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) pushed Canada into an era of ‘reconciliation’ and higher education institutions have indicated their desire to respond towards the elusive goal of reconciliation. The TRC report elicited a change to the narrative being used in higher...
Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames and the Quality Standards Academic Committee: An Analysis of Select Past and Future Leadership DecisionsDownload
This paper considers Bolman and Deal’s four frames, as developed in Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (2017), in the context of an academic advisory committee, the Quality Standards Assurance Committee (QSAC), at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The...
This qualitative study addresses the underrepresentation of women as school principals, despite teaching being perceived as a feminine profession. The primary objective was to investigate why women with leadership skills choose to remain in the classroom rather than pursue leadership positions....
Building trust is essential for rural schools to succeed. Relationships based on trust increase communication and decision-making which positively affect school functioning. Trust in relationships is not static, therefore, it takes effort to build and sustain that trust, which is a slow and...
Building effective relationships with industry and post secondary institutions: Rural and remote high school student off campus experiencesDownload
The purpose of off-campus experiences for high school students is to develop their skills and create opportunities for contextualized learning opportunities. Oftentimes rural remote school leaders do not have the time to create relationships with industry or post-secondary institutions to provide...
This case study was conducted to gain insights into the attraction and retention of teachers in small schools. The research question posed was "how do leaders ensure small schools have access to highly qualified educators?" This case study drew on a grounded theory research paradigm combined with...
Digital Leadership: How Can Instructional Leaders Support Northern Alberta Students and Teachers in Online Classrooms?Download
The closing of the Alberta Distance Learning Center combined with the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a situation where rural and remote school divisions in Northern Alberta had to develop virtual education programs to serve their student population online. This study explored the perceived...
Canada’s reputation on the world stage as an inclusive multicultural nation attracts many new immigrants to the country each year. Immigration is essential to the development of Canada’s economy and over the last decade, immigration has grown substantially with immigrants making considerable...