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Narratives Of Learning And Resisting: An Intersectional Analysis Of Lived Experiences Of First-Generation South Asian Female International Graduate Students, Tasnia Tarannum Jan 2024

Narratives Of Learning And Resisting: An Intersectional Analysis Of Lived Experiences Of First-Generation South Asian Female International Graduate Students, Tasnia Tarannum

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study was influenced by my own experience as a first-generation South Asian female international graduate student in Canada. As I reflected on my experiences as part of an assignment for one of my Master of Education courses, I became interested in experiences of others who have followed a similar path. Namely, first-generation female international graduate students from South Asia. A literature searches of education databases at the University of Windsor Leddy Library led me to the conclusion that while several studies have examined experiences of international students in Canadian post secondary institutions (Chataway & Berry, 1989; De Moissac et …


Effects Of Political Transition On The Education System In Ghana: An Analysis Of The Fourth Republic, Lovinger Yamoah Jan 2024

Effects Of Political Transition On The Education System In Ghana: An Analysis Of The Fourth Republic, Lovinger Yamoah

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This qualitative case study examines the intricate relationship between political transitions and the educational landscape in Ghana, with a specific focus on the Fourth Republic that commenced in 1992. The objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of how changes in government have influenced educational policies and outcomes in the country. By employing a qualitative research methodology, six participants were selected who represent a diverse range of perspectives, including teachers and education researchers. The research investigates the nuanced dynamics of consecutive political transitions, exploring the development of educational agendas and programs under different administrations. By engaging with …


Educating The Multi-Ethnic Population On The Municipal By-Laws: City Of Windsor, Mohammed Shiblee Jan 2024

Educating The Multi-Ethnic Population On The Municipal By-Laws: City Of Windsor, Mohammed Shiblee

Major Papers

Although more difficult to articulate than implement, educating the multi-ethnic populace about municipal by-laws is among the most difficult tasks for any Canadian administrative institution, whether provincial, federal, municipal, or even grassroots. When considering such circumstances, the present state of the Corporation of the City of Windsor, or the City of Windsor as a whole, offers both a challenge and an opportunity. In terms of challenges, Windsor is home to a vibrant, multi-ethnic community comprised of local, diaspora and minority populations, which often encounters various socio-cultural obstacles concerning the understanding and upholding of municipal by-laws. From an opportunity standpoint, the …


Internalized Oppression: Exploring The Nuanced Experiences Of Gender And Sexuality In Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Kathryn Kendal Ryan Dec 2023

Internalized Oppression: Exploring The Nuanced Experiences Of Gender And Sexuality In Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Kathryn Kendal Ryan

The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History

In the American South at the turn of the century, quality education was scarce and legislative laws were put in place to ensure that African American individuals remained far away from Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). As a result, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) became a catalyst for change in a “separate but equal” driven society. This article will explore the significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in elevating Black Americans throughout the twentieth century while assessing the conservative nature of the institutions and their inflexibility towards the various nuances of African American communities. While not particular to HCBUs, …


Enhancing International Students' Participation In Online Courses Through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Systematic Literature Review, Xiaoyan Song Dec 2023

Enhancing International Students' Participation In Online Courses Through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Systematic Literature Review, Xiaoyan Song

Major Papers

With the increasing diversity of the K-12 student population, there has been a growing emphasis on the adoption of culturally responsive teaching practices (Lawrence, 2020). Additionally, online degree programs and courses provided by many universities in the United States and around the world offer people the chance to access higher education without leaving their homes and without considering the issues of age, time, and geography (Diaz, 2021). Also, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the prevalence of online courses (Bao 2020; Rapanta et al., 2020; Mollenkopf et al., 2020). According to Elshami et al. (2021), “satisfaction with online learning is …


Navigating Identity Shifts: A Review Of International Students’ (Re)Construction Of Self-Identities, Shuo Liu Dec 2023

Navigating Identity Shifts: A Review Of International Students’ (Re)Construction Of Self-Identities, Shuo Liu

Major Papers

Studying abroad is increasingly becoming a popular choice for many students and their families. Pursuing a degree in a foreign country not only signifies academic achievements, but it also contributes significantly to their personal growth and life accomplishments. International students face the challenge of adapting to a new environment, managing life’s difficulties, and establishing connections within the host society.

Adjusting to this new environment, rebuilding their lives in an unfamiliar place, and successfully earning a degree in a foreign country all require a strong and mature personality. When international students accomplish these tasks, they undergo a process of self-renewal and …


A Literature Review And Data Analysis Of Willingness To Communicate In A Second Language Among International Students, Luyao Tan Dec 2023

A Literature Review And Data Analysis Of Willingness To Communicate In A Second Language Among International Students, Luyao Tan

Major Papers

The present research paper employs a document analysis method to investigate the multifaceted dynamics that underlie the willingness to communicate (WTC) in a second language among international students. This paper reviewed and analyzed more than 65 studies in the past two decades on international students’ WTC in a second language in the country where they study. Utilizing a comprehensive review of these existing studies, this paper elucidates the pivotal role of various motivational, emotional, social, and belongingness factors in shaping international students' WTC experiences. Motivation is a key determinant of WTC in a second language, with findings indicating higher levels …


Teacher Perception Of Administration’S Impact On School Climate And Overall Teacher Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis Of The Literature, Victoria O'Beid Dec 2023

Teacher Perception Of Administration’S Impact On School Climate And Overall Teacher Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis Of The Literature, Victoria O'Beid

Major Papers

This meta-analysis examined how high school principals’ behaviour affects teachers performance. Through various peer reviewed literature dating from 2017 to 2023, various leadership competencies and behaviours were identified as impactful toward school climate and overall teacher efficacy. Seven articles were meticulously chosen and analyzed. Common themes identified throughout the collection of papers include the following: positive impacts of building relationships within the school staff, encouragement from leadership leads to high teacher performance and a willingness to grow and adapt as a leader is highly regarded by staff members. It is recommended that future research analyzes current principal policies in place …


Cultural Intelligence In A Tourism Industry: Differences In Cultural Perceptions In A Brazilian Host Community, Eduardo Armando Guadalupe Sep 2023

Cultural Intelligence In A Tourism Industry: Differences In Cultural Perceptions In A Brazilian Host Community, Eduardo Armando Guadalupe

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The dynamism of politically and socially transparent geographical borders has created new opportunities for businesses, cultural interactions, and learning. Since Earley and Ang (2003) first presented the concept of cultural intelligence (CQ)—a construct referring to human ability to adapt, operate, and administrate effectively in culturally varied situations and settings—substantial research has been conducted regarding this subject. Consequently, CQ has been rapidly gaining popularity as a construct to help predict and clarify one’s effectiveness and performance in cross-cultural surroundings. The tourism industry is a valuable illustration of a cross-cultural setting because a great deal of it is based on interactions among …


Learning To Belong: An Autoethnography On Acculturation And Identity Negotiations, Anita Toronyi Sep 2023

Learning To Belong: An Autoethnography On Acculturation And Identity Negotiations, Anita Toronyi

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT The purpose of this research was to uncover my lived experiences that spanned two continents and four countries involving acculturation and subsequent re-acculturation. I have employed autoethnography to shed light on my experiences as an English Language Learner (ELL) in various linguistic, cultural and social environments while living, studying and working in Canada and the United States. I relied on rich narratives (Richardson, 2000) in the form of personal vignettes followed by intricate analysis and interpretation (Chang, 2008) to provide a layered account of my participation in different communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). The Methodology section presents an in …


On A New Taxonomy Of Concepts And Conceptual Change: A Probabilistic Frame Of Reference And Its Experimental Manifestations, Lin Li Aug 2023

On A New Taxonomy Of Concepts And Conceptual Change: A Probabilistic Frame Of Reference And Its Experimental Manifestations, Lin Li

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on the probabilistic aspect of international students’ intuitive and counter-intuitive conceptions of pendulum motion. The probability here is rooted in a moving neural time average in the mind for characterizing students’ cognition (sampling and decision making) and learning processes (resampling and making a new decision) rather than a frequentist’s or a neural counter’s way of keeping track of learning occurrences in the mind’s conceptual space. I follow the daily use of the word "time" for any durable and differentiable interval that everyone can observe or measure directly and the words "reaction time" for any uncertain latency period …


Chinese International Master’S Students’ Reticence In Engagement Within Business Classrooms, Bohui Liu Aug 2023

Chinese International Master’S Students’ Reticence In Engagement Within Business Classrooms, Bohui Liu

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The current literature shows that a large number of Chinese international students (CISs) encounter challenges in academic learning, in which their participation in classroom communication is an outstanding problem for these international students. Zhou et al. (2021) demonstrate that many CISs learning in a master of education program at a comprehensive university in Ontario Canada did not actively engage in classroom interaction and communication, and the causes for their passive performance in classroom communication can be various. This study was built on their research to examine Chinese international master’s business students’ classroom learning experience at the same Ontario university to …


Teaching About Gender-Based Violence Toolkit, Salsabel Almanssori, Keith Trent-Rennick, Alexandra Lai, Catherine Vanner Aug 2023

Teaching About Gender-Based Violence Toolkit, Salsabel Almanssori, Keith Trent-Rennick, Alexandra Lai, Catherine Vanner

Education Publications

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What Do You Want Your Teachers To Know? Using Intergenerational Reflections In Education Research, Catherine Vanner Jul 2023

What Do You Want Your Teachers To Know? Using Intergenerational Reflections In Education Research, Catherine Vanner

Education Publications

The Intergenerational Reflections technique was developed to bring together the voices of connected stakeholders of different ages and positions—in this case, students and teachers—to create recommendations that build on both groups’ perspectives. This article describes its use and results as piloted in the Time to Teach about Gender-Based Violence in Canada project. The project gathered 11 teacher participants in a participatory workshop to mobilize teachers’ reflections on student-produced cellphilms responding to the prompt: “What do you want your teachers to know when teaching about gender-based violence?” Framed using hooks’ engaged pedagogy, analysis describes teachers’ identification of potential pedagogical adaptations responding …


Music As A Bridge To Literacy And Multiliteracies Development For Second Language Learners, Siyu Chen Jun 2023

Music As A Bridge To Literacy And Multiliteracies Development For Second Language Learners, Siyu Chen

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to explore the learning and teaching of adult learners for second language acquisition and multiliteracies advancement when music is a primary mode of instruction in the second language learning setting. This qualitative research examines the progression of language proficiency with adult English language learners (ELLs) in the language learning environment where music is used as a learning tool and delves into learners’ multiliteracies expansion when different multimodal modes combine with music in the course of English learning. Data collected from face-to-face interviews, field observations, document analysis, and original film footage are analyzed using case …


Navigating Digital Identity As Graduate Students: Perceptions And Experiences Influencing Performativity In Higher Education, Samantha Ryan Szcyrek Jun 2023

Navigating Digital Identity As Graduate Students: Perceptions And Experiences Influencing Performativity In Higher Education, Samantha Ryan Szcyrek

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores and makes visible how graduate students perceive, experience, and perform their digital identity. It will explore how graduate students' perceptions and experiences influence the navigation of their digital identity, using Goffman's (1959) performative theory and Tajfel & Turner's (1979) social identity theory to address the phenomenon of performativity on Social Networking Sites (SNSs). This research study will deepen scholarly understanding of the phenomenon of performativity in higher education. There is a need to understand this as the phenomenon of performativity is ever-present for graduate students as they navigate context collapse (Marwick & boyd, 2011; boyd, 2013) between …


Exploring The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Adult Education, Bhumika Suresh Upadhyay May 2023

Exploring The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Adult Education, Bhumika Suresh Upadhyay

Major Papers

Social Networking Sites (SNS) are rapidly taking over people’s personal as well as professional lives, globally. It has not only changed the way masses communicate and express but is also transforming the way learning is looked at. Though considered as inherently personal spaces, these sites are now proving to be professional spaces to learn; used by millions of consumers and validated by field experts and mentors. Although there is some amount of research done on the effects social network platforms have on school education, the way it is moulding adult education is yet to be fully investigated. Adult education is …


University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2023 Spring, University Of Windsor Apr 2023

University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2023 Spring, University Of Windsor

University of Windsor Graduate Calendars

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University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2023 Spring, University Of Windsor Apr 2023

University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2023 Spring, University Of Windsor

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University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2023 Winter, University Of Windsor Jan 2023

University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2023 Winter, University Of Windsor

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University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2023 Winter, University Of Windsor Jan 2023

University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2023 Winter, University Of Windsor

University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendars

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Unlearning: First Steps Toward An Anti-Oppressive Information Literacy, Scott R. Cowan, Selinda Berg Jan 2023

Unlearning: First Steps Toward An Anti-Oppressive Information Literacy, Scott R. Cowan, Selinda Berg

Leddy Library Publications

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Unlearning: First Steps Toward An Anti-Oppressive Information Literacy, Scott Cowan, Selinda A. Berg Jan 2023

Unlearning: First Steps Toward An Anti-Oppressive Information Literacy, Scott Cowan, Selinda A. Berg

Leddy Library Publications

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The Spectrum Of The Journey: Narrating Identities During Professional Learning In Pivotal Response Treatment For Novice Elementary Teachers Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Svetlana Popovic Jan 2023

The Spectrum Of The Journey: Narrating Identities During Professional Learning In Pivotal Response Treatment For Novice Elementary Teachers Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Svetlana Popovic

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In Ontario, Policy/Program Memoranda No. 140 (PPM 140) authorizes educators to utilize Applied Behavioural Analysis methods to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the classroom. Although typically favoured, inclusive policies are difficult to translate into practice without training (Lindsay et al., 2013). Novice educators (i.e., first five years of their career) are at the cusp of developing a teacher identity as they are shifting roles from that of a teacher candidate to what it means to be a professional teacher.

Symbolic interactionism (SI) is one theory deemed useful for narrating and investigating identity. According to Blumer (1986), SI …


A Critical Analysis Of Instructors' Perceptions Of The Academic Skills Of First Year International Graduate Students Enrolled In Education Courses, Wendy M. Sager Jan 2023

A Critical Analysis Of Instructors' Perceptions Of The Academic Skills Of First Year International Graduate Students Enrolled In Education Courses, Wendy M. Sager

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Academic literacy is essential for English language learners to be successful in their graduate programs within a Faculty of Education in Ontario. In this paper, I argue that with careful collaboration between faculty members and English for academic purposes instructors, our international graduate students could be provided with an understanding of academic culture, discourse, genre, context and critical thinking needed for academic success. The main question addressed in the study is: what are instructors’ perceptions of the academic literacy skills of first-year international graduate students at an Ontario university? Through the researcher’s use of critical theory and participant interviews regarding …


Translanguaging And Bi-Lingual/Cultural Acquisition: A Narrative Inquiry Into Young Chinese Visiting Students' International And Cross-Cultural Experiences Between Canada And China, Haojun Guo Jan 2023

Translanguaging And Bi-Lingual/Cultural Acquisition: A Narrative Inquiry Into Young Chinese Visiting Students' International And Cross-Cultural Experiences Between Canada And China, Haojun Guo

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Situated within Dr. Shijing Xu and Dr. Michael Connelly’s Project entitled “Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China” (Xu, 2019; Xu & Connelly, 2017), this study makes a narrative inquiry into five K-5 young Chinese visiting students’ translanguaging and bi-lingual/cultural acquisition in the international and cross-cultural experiences between Canada and China. Three research questions are addressed in this thesis: 1) What are young Chinese visiting students’ translanguaging practices in their international and cross-cultural experiences? Do they change over time? If so, how? 2) What is young Chinese visiting students’ bi-lingual/cultural acquisition in their international and …


A Narrative Inquiry Into The Experiences Of Racialized Internationally Trained Professionals In The Academe: A Pedagogy Of Cultural Wealth, Samuel Jokodola Jan 2023

A Narrative Inquiry Into The Experiences Of Racialized Internationally Trained Professionals In The Academe: A Pedagogy Of Cultural Wealth, Samuel Jokodola

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Though significant attention has been drawn to the diversity or lack thereof within the Canadian academe, the attention shown to professionals in non-faculty positions has been quite insignificant in comparison to that shown to faculty members. The purpose of this study is to investigate the experiences of racialized internationally trained professionals in academe and to raise awareness of the gap created by a lack of research into the experiences of non-faculty staff members in Canadian academe. In this study, a narrative approach to understanding the experiences of racialized internationally trained professionals (both faculty and non-faculty) in Canadian post-secondary institutions was …


Settlement Workers In Schools: A Look At The Importance Of The Swis Program, Tule Dugan Oct 2022

Settlement Workers In Schools: A Look At The Importance Of The Swis Program, Tule Dugan

Major Papers

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) provide newcomer students (elementary and secondary) and their families with support as they integrate into their new Canadian communities. In this paper, I explore the experiences of Settlement workers and the perceptions of their roles in the eyes of the newcomer students, families, and school staff they support. I researched the benefits and challenges they experience while supporting the acculturation process of their clients. I also review recommendations on how to support these individuals in their roles. Using a social constructivist lens supported by the Ecological Systems theory, I endeavor to uncover themes that highlight …


University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2022 Fall, University Of Windsor Oct 2022

University Of Windsor Graduate Calendar 2022 Fall, University Of Windsor

University of Windsor Graduate Calendars

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University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2022 Fall, University Of Windsor Oct 2022

University Of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar 2022 Fall, University Of Windsor

University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendars

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