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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18106

Title: The Educative Practices of Public Alternative Educators Around Student Choice and Student Directed learning in the Ontario Context
Authors: Murnaghan, Cynthia Ann
Advisor: Farrell, Joseph P.
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: alternative education
student choice
student autonomy
student directed learning
competency
public education
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2009
Abstract: This thesis explores educative ideas such as student choice, student autonomy and student directed learning in an educational environment dominated by a top-down, provincially legislated curriculum. Qualitative data was obtained from the professional stories of two experienced educators teaching in public alternative schools in Toronto, Ontario. Using the theoretical lenses of autonomy, relatedness and competency to filter the collected data reveals that offering students authentic choice in their school day has many benefits. Despite this, our globally entrenched educational paradigm dominates our educational world usurping many alternative models.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18106
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