Year 2024 — Volume 18 — Issue 35
Nipissing University
by paulr
3M ago
Holistic Healing: International Medical Students Share Their Narratives Around Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health Pages: 1-20 Abstract: This paper is a narrative that explores the experiences of two medical students, Annabel Ricci and Richard Rubin. At the age of 18, they each moved away to attend a rigorous program. Throughout the paper, they discuss how ..read more
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Year 2023 — Volume 17 — Issue 34
Nipissing University
by paulr
10M ago
Unschooling Students with Disabilities Pages: 1-23 Abstract: As the number of families choosing to homeschool continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important to study different ways in which families choose to homeschool their children. Unschooling is a variety of homeschooling where children learn through everyday life experiences and through their own intrinsic motivations. The percentage ..read more
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Year 2022 — Volume 16 — Issue 32
Nipissing University
by paulr
2y ago
Increasing Collaboration between Homeschoolers and Counselors Pages: 1-30 Abstract: An estimated 1.8 million students are homeschooled in the United States, and interest has only increased during the pandemic. To provide appropriate services, counselors must understand the contexts and characteristics of homeschoolers. The history of homeschooling provides insight into vulnerabilities and mistrust of public systems which ..read more
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Year 2022 — Volume 16 — Issue 31
Nipissing University
by paulr
2y ago
A Curricular Framework for Traversing into the Valley of Vocation Pages: 1-13 Abstract: This article introduces a U-shaped curricular framework for people to traverse into the valley of vocation. In addition, I present three educational orientations related to life and work and discuss the relationship between one’s work and the larger whole of life. The ..read more
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Year 2021 — Volume 15 — Issue 30
Nipissing University
by paulr
2y ago
Is Alternative Schooling Associated with Lower Bullying Incidence? Pages: 1-15 Abstract: Bullying is a serious problem in mainstream public schools. One purpose of this article is to review the literature to investigate whether other types of schools, such as Steiner schools and Montessori schools, have a lower frequency of bullying than mainstream schools. Another purpose ..read more
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Year 2021 — Volume 15 — Issue 29
Nipissing University
by paulr
3y ago
Transformative, Intercultural Learning from the Indigenous Teaching Circle: Creative autoethnographic reflections on dialogic, holistic education with place Pages: 1-35 Abstract: This reflective, creative autoethnography explores an intercultural, dialogic pedagogy of transformative learning that has historically been taught as a teaching circle in indigenous communities. The focus is on what this alternative learning process means to ..read more
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Year 2020 — Volume 14 — Issue 28
Nipissing University
by paulr
3y ago
No Amount of Tinkering Around the Edges: A Qualitative Study of Teacher Narratives About Leaving Conventional School Teaching and Discovered Self-Directed Learning Spaces Pages: 1-27 Abstract: In this paper, I qualitatively analyze written and audio (podcast) accounts from eight teachers who left the field of conventional school teaching and went on to found or work ..read more
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Year 2020 — Volume 14 — Issue 27
Nipissing University
by paulr
4y ago
Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning as Unschooling: Relevant Studies and Contemporary and Indigenous Definitions of Unschooling Pages: 1-19 Abstract: Many Canadian homeschool families use different methods of learning at home, including unschooling. The methods and definitions can be challenging. The author’s review of the literature identifies both contemporary and Indigenous definitions of unschooling.  As ..read more
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Year 2019 — Volume 13 — Issue 26
Nipissing University
by paulr
4y ago
Healing Through Unschooling Pages: 1-13 Abstract: A parent of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), this author began homeschooling one of her children when he was unable to cope in the mainstream system. When the supports that were working for the child at school were removed, he became violent and aggressive causing him to ..read more
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Year 2019 — Volume 13 — Issue 25
Nipissing University
by UTS Support
5y ago
decolonizing syntax: an indigenous dissertation Pages: 1-14 abstract this article highlights and discusses the protocols/processes followed in pursuing a doctoral dissertation that broke with the traditional tone and conventions of english academic writing while decolonizing its syntax using examples from his own culture and language the author privileges indigenous knowledge that illustrates the limitations of ..read more
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