This 3 part video series looks at how understanding the refugee experience helps students from refugee backgrounds feel a sense of belonging and some practical ideas to support integration.
with Roxanne Felix-Mah, The Alberta Center for Child, Family and Community Research
Understanding the refugee experience has important implications for educators.
with Kathleen Jensen, Grasslands Public Schools
Due to employment opportunities at a local meat packing plant, the city of Brooks has a diverse population of immigrants, refugees, and temporary foreign workers. In some schools, up to 30 per cent of students are English language learners and 12 per cent of the high school population are refugees with limited formal schooling.
with Christine Oliver, Calgary Board of Education
The goal of integration is that students from refugee backgrounds gain a sense of belonging, make friends, and participate fully in the life of the school.