Recent Submissions

  • The impacts of dual-credit programming for at-risk and non-at-risk students 

    Perrault, Rodney E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-05)
    Dual credit programming provides the opportunity for students in British Columbia to take courses at a post-secondary level in their grade 12 year. In School District #47, Powell River, these programs have been in existence ...
  • Examining the relationship between participation in extracurricular activities and school connectedness 

    Waldriff, Erik (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-05)
    A disconcerting number of alternative education students appear to be disconnected with school. The author of the present study hypothesized that students who spend more time in extracurricular activities have an increased ...
  • Student use of cell phones in the classroom 

    Turner, Randi (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011)
    Even though school rules state that students are not to use their cell phone during class, they still do. A quantitative study was conducted, surveying 54 students to determine the reasons why they use their cell phone ...
  • From Korea to Cowichan: a Korean persepective on English language learning in Duncan 

    Reid, Adam B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-05)
    The purpose of the present study was to gain a better understanding of what opportunities for successful learning and socialization that young South Korean ELLs encountered at X Elementary School in the Cowichan Valley on ...
  • Students’ attitudes about math at the high school level 

    Petersen, Sean (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-04)
    The purpose of this study was to observe whether or not senior (grade 11 and 12) math students’ motivational levels and the value that they placed on math would increase if a weekly communication occurred between parents ...
  • Developing social responsibility in middle school students 

    Pawliuk, Robin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-04)
    An exploratory methods design was used to investigate the strategies used and barriers encountered as reported by middle school teachers when developing social responsibility with their students. Participating teachers ...
  • Improving students' mathematical enjoyment through math-related literature 

    Haack, Cindy L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011)
    Students often cite mathematics as their least liked school subject. It is difficult to engage students when they do not enjoy their mathematics class. The purpose of this study was to investigate to what degree the use ...
  • Improving students’ reading comprehension: traditional reading instruction versus guided reading instruction 

    Kawaguchi, Janet (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011)
    The purpose of this study was to examine two reading instruction methods taught by one classroom teacher in an inner-city school located in a low-income area. The objective of this research study was to investigate whether ...
  • Factors contributing to student success at Cowichan Adult Learning Centre 

    Cowley, Philip A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2011-05)
    This action research study was designed to discover what students at an adult learning centre believed were the factors that both promoted and prevented their educational success. The centre was located in a medium sized ...