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Northern and Arctic Security and Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities for a Northern Corridor

P. Whitney Lackenbauer & Katharina Koch
Key Messages • Key issues related to Canada’s security and defence agenda, which involve critical and essential infrastructure development, must be considered in the development and implementation of a Canadian Northern Corridor (CNC). • Canada’s northern and Arctic security and defence agenda is related to several key policy domains that are relevant from a CNC perspective. These include infrastructure development, climate change, Indigenous sovereignty and natural resource development. • A CNC will gain international attention...

The oil production response to Alberta's government-mandated quota

Amir Hallak, Adam Jensen, Gilbert Lybbert & Lucija Muehlenbachs
Two years ago, the Alberta government put in place a temporary oil-production quota. However, the quota’s impact could well be felt in the province’s oil production for years to come. The quota applied only to firms producing more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day and was instituted as a response to pipeline constraints that caused Alberta oil prices to be much lower than prices elsewhere. Production from both oilsands mines and oil wells dropped...

From National Accords to Bilateral Agreements: Transforming Canadian Health Care Intergovernmentalism

Tom McIntosh & Alanna DeCorby
This paper examines the transition from the “era of the health accords” (from 2000 to 2017) to the new regime of individual bilateral agreements between Ottawa and each of the provinces and territories, allocating federal health transfers and setting agreed-upon health-reform priorities in each jurisdiction. The paper argues that the health accords of 2000, 2003 and 2004 were essentially unsuccessful for a number of reasons. First, they tended to raise expectations among the public, health...

Students at Risk (2013) by Cheryll DuQuette

Shelina Bhamani
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 65 No. 3 (2019): Fall

Four Shades of Feedback: The Content of Feedback from Faculty Supervisor, Cooperating Teacher, Peers and Students in Practice Teaching and Its Effects on Self-Reflection and Self-Regulation

Ayşegül Takkaç Tulgar
This qualitative case study, grounded on self-reflection and self-regulation framework, investigated the content and scope of feedback provided by cooperating teachers, faculty supervisor, peers and students in the practicum school and the influence of feedback on preservice teachers’ self-reflection and regulation skills. The participants were 28 senior preservice teachers who attended Practice Teaching course. The data was collected through written feedback reports by the cooperating teacher, faculty supervisor, peers, and the students; it included reflection...

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Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 64 No. 4 (2018): Winter: (Theme Issue)

Introduction for the Special Issue: The Impact of Neoliberalism on Teacher Education in Canada

Manu Sharma & Kathy Sanford
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 64 No. 4 (2018): Winter: (Theme Issue)

Neoliberal Elements in Canadian Teacher Education: Challenges and Possibilities

John Peter Portelli & Soudeh Oladi
This article offers a critical reflection of the changes experienced in teacher education across Canada in light of the neoliberal impact on educational spaces. It also seeks to disrupt the neoliberal narrative and problematize a rationality that has permeated teacher education programs. The article maintains that the neoliberal agenda is incompatible with critical educational practices. As a mode of critical resistance to educational instrumentalism, the paper offers recommendations as part of its critique on the...

Contested Classrooms: Education, Globalization, and Democracy in Alberta by Trevor Harrison and Jerrold Kachur (Eds.)

Dianne Gereluk
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 47 No. 1 (2001): Spring 2001

Effects of Educational Productivity on Career Aspiration Among United States High School Students

Jianjun Wang & Xin Ma
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of mathematics-related educational productivity on student career aspiration. We developed a structural model describing the relationship between educational productivity and career aspiration based on Walberg's (1981, 1992) theory of educational productivity. Using data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), we identified eight mathematics-related factors of educational productivity descriptive of educational outcome, motivation, instructional characteristics, and psychological environment. Statistical results of the structural model...

Teaching in Turbulent Times: Teachers' Perceptions of the Effects of External Factors on Their Professional Lives

J. Tim Goddard
Scholars often seek to understand the relationships between various social, economic, political, and cultural events and their impact on the lives of Canadians. As a compulsory social institution the school is an arena where the turbulent external environment has a significant influence. The teacher is the primary contact for children in the school and must deal with the indirect ramifications of societal activity as imported by the students. At the same time the teacher is...

Changing Assessment Practices in the Classroom: A Study of One Teacher's Challenge

Cinde Lock & Hugh Munby
This article details the challenges encountered by an elementary schoolteacher as he tried to introduce new assessment practices in his classroom. The case study seeks to identify and describe the factors that influenced this teacher's introduction of portfolios and student conferences in the context of the complexity of student assessment practices. The empirical work for the case study, which was set in the context of a collaborative research program, was conducted over a 12-month period...


Gillian Petit, Lindsay Tedds & Tammy Schirle
On Aug. 15, 2021, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had his request to dissolve Parliament approved, triggering Canada’s 44th federal election. On Aug. 16, 2021, the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) released their full platform. In that election platform, the CPC promise to convert the Childcare Expense Deduction (CCED) into a refundable tax credit (CPC 2021, 23). In releasing that platform, the CPC have also publicly stated that they would cancel the existing signed childcare agreements...

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Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 58 No. 1 (2012): Spring

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Cost-Effectiveness of Comprehensive School Reform in Low Achieving Schools

John A. Ross, Garth Scott & Tim M. Sibbald
We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of Struggling Schools, a user-generated approach to Comprehensive School Reform implemented in 100 low achieving schools serving disadvantaged students in a Canadian province. The results show that while Struggling Schools had a statistically significant positive effect on Grade 3 Reading achievement, d=.48 in 2005-06 and .60 in 2006-07, the program was not cost-effective when compared to two alternatives: 1. The cost of bringing one student to the provincial achievement standard was...

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Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 57 No. 4 (2011): Winter

Racism in the Canadian University: Demanding Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity, Henry, F., & Tator, C. (Eds.)

Lynn Robertson
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 57 No. 4 (2011): Winter

“The Whole ME presented itself. KABOOM!”: Expressive Arts and Critical Reflection

Morgan Gardner
The importance of critical reflection in higher education highlights the importance of creating rich learning opportunities for students. Expressive arts (e.g., poetry, drama) ignites such opportunity drawing from more than students’ logical-cognitive understandings to include students’ creative, multi-modal and experiential capacities. This paper provides one university instructor’s reflective account of how an expressive arts final assignment (in a non-arts course) invited students to use the languages of the arts to enhance their critical reflection of...

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Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 57 No. 3 (2011): Fall

Educating for Identity: Problematizing and Deconstructing Our Literacy Pasts

Michelann Parr & Terry A. Campbell
In order to become effective teachers of language and literacy, it is critical for teacher candidates to have a sense of who they are as literate beings, how their literacy pasts have been lived, and how this might have an influence on the students in their classrooms. As teacher educators, we should not allow teacher candidates to rest simply with the recollection of key literacy events and memories. In order to be fully aware and...

“Just listen to us”: The Role of Teacher Empowerment in the Implementation of Responsiveness to Intervention

Angela Pyle, Lesly Wade-Woolley & Nancy L. Hutchinson
Teachers play a vital role in the implementation of new programs. This article discusses how best to support teachers in the face of such change. Specifically, we describe the perspectives of teachers who participated in a pilot project of the responsiveness to intervention model. Through focus group data, the researchers explored the barriers that teachers encountered during the first year of implementation as well as the supports that allowed them to overcome some of these...


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