Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada
288 Pages

Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada



Recent immigrants and refugees — both children and their families — often struggle to adapt to Canadian education systems. For their part, educators also face challenges when developing effective strategies to help these students make smooth transitions to their new country.

Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada, researchers join educators and social workers to provide a thorough and wide-ranging analysis of the issues at the preschool, elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. By understanding these issues within the unique Canadian context, educators can work more effectively with newcomers trying to find their way.

This book pursues three lines of inquiry:

  • What are the main challenges that immigrant and refugee children and families face in the Canadian education system?

  • What are the common aspects of successful intervention?

  • What can we learn from the narratives of researchers, educators, social workers, and other frontline workers who work with immigrant and refugee families?



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Published 03 June 2014
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Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada
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Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada
Edited by Courtney Anne Brewerand Michael McCabe
Copyright © 2014 Courtney Anne Brewer and Michael McCabe
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Immigrant and refugee students in Canada / Courtney Anne Brewer and Michael McCabe, editors.
Includes bibliographical references. Issued in print and electronic formats. ISBN 9781550595482 (pbk.).—ISBN 9781550595505 (mobi).— ISBN 9781550595512 (epub)
1. Immigrant children—Education—Canada. 2. Refugee children—Education— Canada. I. Brewer, Courtney Anne, 1988, editor of compilation II. McCabe, Michael, 1964–, editor of compilation
LC3747.C3I45 2014
371.826'9120971 C20139082948
Produced with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund. We also acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for our publishing activities.
To my wonderful family and friends. Thank you for your unwavering support and encouragement every step of the way.
To Sarah, Rebecca, and Zachary. Thanks forleaving Daddy enough time for this! —Mike
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Schoolreadiness:AreviewofliteratureCourtney Anne Brewer and Michael McCabe
Immigrantstudentshealth:AnoverviewoftheneedtoimproveourawarenessandresponsetothehealthoftheirfamiliesiwhtnitehimgrmitnalihcnerddnaeducationalcontextTaunya WidemanJohnston
School-basedinterventionsforrefugeechildrenandyouth:CanadianandinternationalperspectivesMarta Young and K. Jacky Chan
ImmigrantmothersuseofadiscussiongroupinbecomingschoolreadyCourtney Anne Brewer and Michael McCabe
MatchingpoliciestoneedsinearlychildhooddevelopmentprogramsinnewcomerpopulationsLindaOgilvie,DarcyFleming,AnnaKirova,LuceniaOrtiz,Sandra Rastin, Catherine Caufield, Elizabeth BurgessPinto, and Mahdieh Dastjerdi
Cultural฀negotiations฀of฀sense฀of฀place฀through฀shared฀ parent–child฀art-making฀in฀a฀preschool฀for฀immigrant฀ children฀฀ AnnaKirova,PattiPente,andChristineMassing
Africanrefugeewomenssongsandstories:PossibilitiesfordiversifyingliteracypracticesinearlychildhoodeducationChristine Massing
Refugeefamilieswithpreschoolchildren:LookingbackDarcey M. Dachyshyn
lanoitacR10ugefseetnsutednadaniCschoianEduols: issuesandchallengesSamuel Tecle and Carl E. James
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14Fosteringsolidarityintheclassroom:Creativeexpressionworkshopsforimmigrantandrefugeestudents202 CarolineBeauregard,MarieFranceGauthier,andCécileRousseau
15Morethanwinningthelottery:TheacademicexperiencesofrefugeeyouthinCanadianuniversitiesMartha K. Ferede
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Contributor biographies
The editors of this book would like to extend thanks for and acknow ledgement of a Language and Literacy Research Grant from Nipiss ing University’s Schulich School of Education. Without this funding, projects such as this would not be possible. The editors would also like to thank Brush Education for recognizing the importance of this project and helping to make the research and ideas gathered from this collaborative initiative accessible to policy makers, educators, community service agencies, and the greater population. Further more, extensive gratitude is offered to each author who contributed to this project. The authors’ passion for working with refugees and immigrants, as well as their dedication to research and deep desire to continue conversations in support of Canada’s students in their educational journeys, is truly admirable.