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    • Academic and vocational education in British Columbia: educational divide and social stigma 

      Kaur, Sandeep (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This research examines the elements related to stigma within post-secondary Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. The thesis describes the primary components that obtain stigma in vocational education system. A ...
    • Acculturation of child immigrants to Canada: project on the acculturative stress of child immigrants and possible strategies to overcome the stress 

      Babu, Bindya Chembakassery (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      Acculturation is a time consuming process. The initial days of acculturation are always associated with anxiety or stress. When trying to acculturate to a new country or environment, individuals have to go through the ...
    • Adaptive expertise and pre-service teacher mentorship 

      Lambright, Samantha Lundin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This qualitative study was designed to investigate perceptions of Practicum Supervisors and Teacher Candidates as to how mentorship during the practicum component of pre-service teacher education may foster or hinder the ...
    • The attributes of introversion that enhance the ability to lead 

      Song, Yuan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of the present study was to consider the advantages of introversion in leadership and how these traits are often misunderstood qualities of weaknesses rather than strengths. The misunderstanding of the potential ...
    • Augmenting Belize’s school curricula to increase Indigenous students’ engagement in learning 

      Juarez, Miriam E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      Due to high drop-out rates for Indigenous students in Belize, there is an urgent need to explore ways to increase student engagement. The purpose of this research is to gather the voices of the local educational community, ...
    • Blended instruction for modern languages in the middle school classroom 

      Horner, Timothy E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      My thesis explores the Modern Languages pilot program at Lake Trail Community Middle School in Courtenay, British Columbia. The program offers an asynchronous, blended approach to additional language acquisition and involves ...
    • Bridging the education gap for Indigenous students with student-teacher relationship 

      BeynonBrown, Sarah H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This thesis explores the question of how we can keep our Indigenous students connected and engaged at school through strong teacher-student relationship. I have delved into the most recent and relevant qualitative research ...
    • Building understandings of identity through an English First Peoples lens: a self-study 

      Thiessen, Ilysia J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      In commitment and responsibility to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, a mandatory English First Peoples 10 course in our school was created with the intent to build connections and relationships within our ...
    • Collaborative support among instructional leaders 

      Lowther, Laura (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This research study explores the issues encountered by principals as instructional leaders of their schools. These leaders are important contributors to the learning environment for all members of the school community. ...
    • Conditions that foster engagement and motivation in distributed learning: a case study 

      Hall, Stephanie L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      Engagement and motivation are perpetual issues in the field of education. The increase in distributed learning (DL), also referred to as e-learning or distance learning, has prompted studies that look at these age-old ...
    • Connected schools: how do we build connectedness in schools? 

      Perrier-Evely, Christopher F. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This case study used a mixed methods research design to identify ways schools can build connectedness. Students and school staff completed a survey to show how connected they felt to their school, and ways connectedness ...
    • Contributing factors to gender disparity in upper-administrative levels of public secondary school: a multiple-case study in an urban area in China 

      Liang, Yan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      While the advocacy of gender equality is growing and women are continuously showing up in leadership positions, women are underrepresented and underutilized as leaders in educational leadership, especially in upper-administrative ...
    • Creating safe classrooms for students affected by trauma 

      Douglas, Katy B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This design project researched the negative effects of trauma on the brain and how this impacts student learning and behaviour at school. It examined how teachers feel inadequate in their role of dealing with students ...
    • Embedding Indigenous ways of knowing into my practice: a self-study 

      Davis, Jessica M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      Born out of the need for reconciliation in education, this self-study examined how my practice, as an early primary French Immersion teacher, was aligning with the First Peoples Principles of Leaning, and examined where I ...
    • Empathy toolkit project for primary students 

      Pickard, Jennifer L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)
      This project identified the reasons why it is essential that educators directly teach the skill of empathy, explored the development of empathy and identified researched based methods for teaching empathy to primary students. ...
    • Exploration of successful alternate schools 

      Goran, Andrew J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      This paper encompasses a project to produce an informational insert on what alternative education programs have been doing to support their learners, and how various other school districts around the world have implemented ...
    • Factors effecting career choice of young Punjabi high school students 

      Kaur, Harleen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of this study was to address a problem where students in Punjab are often pushed onto career paths that don’t evoke passion for them. Specifically, factors that influence students while they are selecting their ...
    • From enduring to thriving: supporting self-regulated learners in a high school setting 

      Mollica, Clayton (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      How do I shift my teaching practices to best support self-regulated learning (SRL) in students? This self-study was a systematic and critical reflection of my teaching practice. It was motivated by the increasing body of ...
    • Harnessing the power of teacher beliefs to co-create vision in French immersion 

      Dallaire, Desiree M.A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      The purpose of this study was to answer research questions around the values, beliefs, and practices in the French Immersion program and how they affect retention of students in School District 72. What we believe about ...
    • How can the circle of courage be used to improve student behaviour? 

      Ayers, Judith (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019)
      With escalations of challenging student behaviour in K-7 schools, the result of unmet social-emotional needs, educators are looking for ways to best support these students. For this reason, schools are trying a variety of ...