ERIC Number: ED069160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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New Canadian Activities: Summary of Teachers' Responses to a Questionnaire.
Mowat, Susanne; St. Lawrence, Christine
This document summarizes the results of an open-ended questionnaire sent to teachers of English as a second language concerning the education of immigrant children newly arrived in Canada. Rather than in statistical form, the results are in the form of a general discussion of statements made by the teachers on various topics. Initial consideration is given to the educational attitudes, problems, and needs of the new Canadian child. The family and the school's role in helping the entire family are considered. Other general topics are current activities of the school day, placement procedures, the need for recognizing the differences in foreign cultures and educational systems, and the general situation in Canada. Three types of language programs are discussed. The appendix includes a sample of the questionnaire. (VM)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Culture Conflict, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Immigrants, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Opinions, Parent Education, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.