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Parent Engagement: A Strategy for Promoting Social Equity and Enhancing Academic Achievement in Youth of Low Socioeconomic Status – Part 2

Article written by Ms. Meagan LaPointe |B.A. Hons. [Philosophy], University of Saskatchewan; B.Mus. [Piano Performance], University of Calgary The impact of parent engagement: A distinction between involvement and engagement Pushor & Ruitenberg (2005; Pushor & Murphy, 2004) have identified a clear distinction between involvement and engagement. Parent involvement includes activities such

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Parent Engagement: A Strategy for Promoting Social Equity and Enhancing Academic Achievement in Youth of Low Socioeconomic Status [PART 1]

Article written by Ms. Meagan LaPointe | B.A. Hons. [Philosophy], University of Saskatchewan | B.Mus. [Piano Performance], University of Calgary Introduction: Youth of low socioeconomic status (SES) are at a statistically higher risk for lower academic achievement and dropout than other youth (Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012; Cummins, 2001; Dearing, Kreider, Simpkins &

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Knowing our food and eating well

Dr. Constance Chiremba PhD | Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences, University of Saskatchewan How do we know we are eating well? It is true that many people, especially teenagers and young adults are very conscious of their weight while some others care less. Self-awareness in respect to body weight

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Overcoming Odds: Success Story of a Refugee Student in Saskatoon (Part 1) – Teddy Bandima, Ph.D

Teddy Bandima, Ph.D My life story is one of overcoming adversities and embracing challenging circumstances that many may consider unsolvable or insurmountable. Despite these odds, I have attained a significant educational achievement and now hoping to lead a good life. I was born to a father, a teacher who graduated

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Adopting Integrated Curriculum For Early Childhood Education: The Nigerian Teachers’ Dilemma (Part 2)

By SHOAGA, Opeyemi (Ph.D) Teachers and Integrated Curriculum Implementation: Matters Arising Apparently, teachers’ related factors are likely to serve as clogs to this paradigm shift from the seemingly norm. Calman & Tarr-Whelan (2005) reported a strong consensus that the best early childhood education is delivered by well-trained and well compensated

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Adopting Integrated Curriculum For Early Childhood Education: The Nigerian Teachers’ Dilemma (Part 1)

By SHOAGA, Opeyemi (Ph.D) Abstract The contemporary dynamics of educational curriculum and the unmet expectations of the society in relation to early childhood education have brought to the fore the diagnosis of the curriculum contents at the first rung of the educational life of the Nigerian child. As a result, the

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