Methods, Practices, and Strategies for Teaching Students From Refugee Backgrounds: The Case of Prince Edward Island (Canada)

Author: MacNevin, Joanne
Year:2014
Pages:288
ISBN:0-7734-4477-7
978-0-7734-4477-5
Price:199.95
The challenges for educators in their work with refugee learners are numerous, yet the realistic and specific support needed to help them is often haphazard, if any exists at all. This book provides educators with an invaluable tool to help them improve the education and integration of refugee students into society.

Reviews

“Joanne MacNevin’s contribution to refugee education is commendable. Her insight into how best to engage children with such varied and diverse experience is meritorious as she offers sound advice and practical solutions to the issues.”
-Prof. Jan Stewart
University of Winnipeg


“This book explores some of the core questions: “Who are our refugee learners? What are their challenges? How do we support their learning journeys in a new country and a new language? I applaud the author for her contribution in this field.”
-Prof.Sylvia Helmer,
University of British Columbia


“This elegantly executed study helps to make the contemporary challenges of educating child refugees in Canadian classrooms come alive.”
-Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino,
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Table of Contents

ABSTRACT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION

SPECIFIC RESEARCH QUESTIONS
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
LITERATURE REVIEW

INCLUSION OF REFUGEE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL AND LEARNING
THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY AFFIRMATION IN LEARNING
CONNECTION BETWEEN IDENTITY DEVLEOPMENT AND LEARNING
SPECIFIC LEARNING NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF STUDENTS FROM REFUGEE BACKGROUNDS
TEACHER ATTITUDES AND PRACTICCES
TEACHING CHALLENGES FOR TEACHERS
WHAT WORKS? TEACHING STRATEGIES DISCUSSED IN THE LITERATURE
SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW
DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
METHODS
DATA COLLECTION
SUMMARY OF METHODS
RESULTS

RESULTS FROM THE DOCUMENT ANALYSIS
RESULTS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHER PARTICIPANTS
Students’ challenges from teachers’ perspectives
Teaching challenges from teachers’ perspectives
General preparation and teaching strategies
RESULTS FROM ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL DATA
RESULTS FROM STUDENT JOURNALS
Teaching strategies students felt were effective
Inclusion of students’ languages and cultures within the learning community
Feeling welcome in the classroom
Information their teachers should know
DISCUSSION

THE DATA IN CONVERSATION
IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE PRACTICE
LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
REFERENCES