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New Canadians in the Classroom

This guide has resources about refugees and immigrants and research about culturally diverse classrooms. Teachers will find advice for building school community and practical resources for the classroom.

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students

Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students is an excellent resource for educators who work with refugees and immigrants. This well-researched volume-including interviews with students from the profiled countries-provides a wealth of information about the specific schooling traditions, practices, circumstances, and expectations that follow these individuals to their new homes in North America and influence their learning experience.

Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background

Almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries reported that they were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent. Between 2003 and 2015, the share of students who had either migrated or who had a parent who had migrated across international borders grew by six percentage points. This report reveals some of the difficulties students with an immigrant background encounter and where they receive the support they need.

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. By understanding these issues within the unique Canadian context, educators can work more effectively with newcomers trying to find their way.

Teaching Transnational Youth

This is the first book to specifically address the needs of transnational youth, a growing population of students who live and go to school across the United States and other nations including Mexico and different Caribbean islands. The author describes a coherent approach to English language arts and literacy education that supports the literacy learning and development of transnational students, while incorporating these students' unique experiences to enrich the learning of all students.

Students with Interrupted Formal Education

Under the best of circumstances, today's classrooms can be daunting to our English learners. But for the tens of thousands of newly arrived students with interrupted formal education, even school itself can be outright overwhelming. Rely on this all-in-one guide from Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin for expert insight on how to build the skills these students need for success in school and beyond.

Succeeding from the Margins of Canadian Society

The stance of this book is that new immigrants, refugees and international students do not have to settle for underachievement despite the cultural and structural disadvantages they face in Canada. The unequal social structure of Canada has cracks, and many minorities have used strategic resources to open up these cracks and achieved tremendous upward social mobility in Canadian society from the margins.

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