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The Mind of the New Socialist Student in the Chinese Revolutionary Imagination, 1949-1958
Between 1949 and 1958, the nascent Peoples Republic of China witnessed a radical shift of knowledge about the human mind that transformed pedagogy. Against the Cold War and the changing Sino-Soviet relation, Chinese ...
Bilinguialism Gives Children Cognitive Advantage
Bilingual children perform better than monolingual children in tasks that demand executive control. They are able to focus better on a task, in the presence of distractions.
Ode to Isadora:Embodying Isadora Duncan's Natural Movement Philosophy for Choreographic and Performance Tools
This practice-based research investigates Isadora Duncans natural movement philosophy as choreographic and performative tools to enhance expressivity on the millennial dancing body. The millennial demographic targeted in ...
Institutional Strategies and Factors that Contribute to the Engagement of Recent Immigrant Adult Students in Ontario Post-Secondary Education
The purpose of this study is to provide a unique investigation that yields vital data on barriers experienced by recent immigrant adult students (RIAS), the policies, practices and supports in PSE and their impact on RIAS ...
Learning From Limbwalkers: Arborists' Stories in Southern Ontario's Urban Forests
Urban forestry (UF) contains dominant stories of adaptive management, ecosystem services, valuation, green infrastructure, planting mandates, and citizen engagement. Inspired by political ecology, this study examines the ...
Embodying English Language: Jacques Lecoq and the Neutral Mask
My study explores the process of settlement for Newcomer-to-Canada youth (NTCY) who are engaged in English-language learning (ELL) of mainstream education. I propose the inclusion of a modified physical theatre technique ...
Unsilencing HI (Stories) of Indo-Caribbean Women: Re-Writing and Re-Presenting Self and Community
This study unearths and explores stories of six Indo-Caribbean women (including myself) who live in Canada. We remembered, wrote, shared, and discussed in the context of a group writing practice. We met eleven times over ...
Emergent Identities and Representations in ELT in Minority Language Contexts in Northern Mexico
In the early 2000s, Mexico experienced a series of changes modelled after UNESCO’s guidelines for intercultural education, which necessitated the establishment of the General Office of Intercultural Bilingual Education. ...
Contradiction and Challenges: Second Generation Sikh Males in Canada
Considering the historical and current context of their community within Canadian society, and given the myriad of challenges facing young Sikhs as they negotiate family, gender, peer, cultural, and religious expectations, ...
Life After French Immersion: Expectations, Motivations, and Outcomes of Secondary School French Immersion Programs in the Greater Toronto Area
This dissertation investigates the contribution of French immersion (FI) studies to the Canadian linguistic landscape. Using a mixed-methods approach, this study explored French immersion education from three different ...