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    • A Journey into Self-discovery: Investigating the Affects of Culture and Parental Pressures on Children with and without Exceptionalities 

      Leong, Kim (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 11/19/2012)
    • The journey of leadership: an autoethnography 

      Grice, Jaksun R.J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-07)
      This study uses autoethnography as a research method to reflect on the impact the author’s life and career influences have had on the success of his role as a vice principal in a new school. Leadership theory was also ...
    • Journey towards inclusion: a reflective exploration of changing teacher practice and identity 

      Aspell, Lenore (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      Teachers today face many challenges. They are required to teach greater numbers of students with diverse learning needs, to implement redesigned curriculum, and to engage in ongoing professional learning. This study ...
    • Key design elements of self-regulation spaces within inclusive elementary school classrooms 

      Lesiuk, Jeanette A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
      Studies have shown that students who struggle with self-regulation often have increased difficulty meeting learning and behavioural demands in the typical classroom environment. Various researchers recommend the inclusion ...
    • The key sounds reading, spelling and writing approach in an inclusive classroom 

      Erickson, Caitlin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2020)
      Learning the skills to read, spell and write proficiently is challenging for many people. Current research provides evidence that teaching children through a phonics-first program is the most effective way to teach ...
    • Lead contamination and autism development 

      Kahlon, Vikram Singh (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2020)
      Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that pertains to social-emotional interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and atypical behaviours. Autism spectrum disorder is a wide spectrum ...
    • Leading change: a self-study 

      Boucher, Nicole (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2013-04)
      There are many long-held, traditional views of what school leadership looks like: principals as managers of buildings and of people, making hard decisions based on their own view of what is good for a system, then working ...
    • Leading through the arts: an aesthetic leadership research project 

      Boise, Wesley (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This project was to engage in a reflective inquiry process exploring notions of student leadership in the context of an extra-curricular drama production in a British Columbia ‘offshore’ school in Bundang, South Korea. ...
    • Leaning into my values: a self-study 

      Fraser, Fiona M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2020)
      The educational context is undergoing significant transformation and educational leaders are tasked with complex decision making. It is increasingly being recognized that educational leaders can benefit from engaging in ...
    • Learning through leading: a self study 

      Kiatipis, Amanda (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
      The primary purpose of this self-study was to understand my own role as a formal teacher leader and dive deeper into the narrative of my history and future journey in teacher leadership. As I entered into a new teacher ...
    • Learning with heart: one teacher’s experiences unsettling her inner settler 

      Langlois, Stephanie C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of this study was to use my experiences to explore the shifts in values and practice that resulted from three years of exploration of my place in the context of First Peoples’ history in Canada. I wondered, ...
    • Lessons from the hockey rink: sport and self-regulation in the classroom 

      Dobbs, Jamie McCance (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)
      This thesis discusses the knowledge the author gained through her own lived autoethnographic experiences playing hockey, interpreted through research-based evidence, to show how sport and exercise can impact students’ ...
    • LGBTQ+ youth and sense of belonging in a school community 

      Taiji, Karma (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
      A psychological sense of belonging to a school community is an important factor in the academic success and wellbeing of youth. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and other sexuality and gender ...
    • LGBTQ2+ inclusive communities’ transformation through the arts 

      Pham, Cong Duc (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The Arts bring potential benefits for students (Bowen, Greene, & Kisida, 2014), especially LGBTQ2+ ones because it can help develop creativity, empathy, and self-expression, which is enormously important to LGBTQ2+ students. ...
    • Literacy co-teacher: a self-study 

      Plett, Dana M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      The purpose of this self-study was to discover how the researcher’s professional learning in reading instruction and teacher collaboration and her praxis as a Literacy Co-teacher would support student literacy learning; ...
    • Look out look in: social emotional challenges teaching In the Northern Arctic: an autoethnography 

      Chen, Tina (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2015)
      This study used the research method of an autoethnography to reflect on the life of a beginning educator living, teaching and surviving in the Northern Arctic. This study explores the social emotional challenges that a ...
    • Looking back, to move ahead: creating a sustainable school vision 

      Riley, Darcey R. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2012-05)
      This research project examined how the knowledge of the past and purpose of a school site can strengthen the creation of a sustainable school vision. It was developed in response to a new administrator coming into a school ...
    • Making connections: experiences of learning support teachers in district-based meetings 

      Poitras, Amelia C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)
      This paper explores the experiences of learning support teachers (LSTs) in the West Vancouver School District as they engaged in district-based LST meetings that were planned and facilitated by a team of LSTs in collaboration ...
    • Math strategies for primary classroom 

      Comber, Andrea (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2020)
      In today’s 21st century classroom, educators must understand the needs of their students. This is very important for instruction in a primary grade math learning environment, as there has been a noted increase in ...
    • Mathematics professional development and the impact on teacher practice over time 

      VanderRee, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2012)
      First Steps in Mathematics, a mathematics professional development program being delivered in a Vancouver Island school district, was examined with the purpose of determining its impact on teacher practice. Factors that ...