How to write an article for The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research (CJTR) from your graduate work

By Jim Parsons, Executive Editor

The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research



What research tells teachers: A review about how family wealth impacts child rearing


In an op-ed article in the New York Times on December 17, 2015, columnist Claire Cain Miller reviews the findings of a PEW Research Center survey of differences between how wealthy and working-class parents and families raise their children. Although the study was located in the United States, and the United States differs from Canada in significant ways, these findings represent information that might help Canadian teachers better understand the children in their classrooms. The following represents my review of Miller’s column.


Finding Ferdy: A collaborative inquiry about a student with complex disabilities



By Phyllis Jones, Ilene Churilla, Allison Demes, Robyn Sadlo, Maria Sweeney, Helen Pastore


Co-Teaching: Two Peas in a Pod

By Angela Dalton and Susan Paton

 University of Alberta



Cultural acquisitions: A Student-Centred Museum Experience

Amanda Fritzlan has been teaching grade 7 in North Vancouver for 9 years. She recently completed her Masters of Education at the University of British Columbia in curriculum leadership and instructional strategies. Her current interests are philosophy for children and exploring ethics in science education through art. 


An Introduction/Review of Action Research and Its Ethical Practices

By Jim Parsons, 
University of Alberta


Good teaching, I believe, transparently engages in the same ethical action as good research. In teaching, information should be shared with students about teaching goals and how a teacher’s pedagogical actions might impact your teaching and their learning. Yet, because most young children hope to please their teachers, many kinds of research become difficult within one’s own classroom.