ERIC Number: ED249241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Services Provided to Visa Students in North York Secondary Schools.
Turner, Samantha; And Others
Since 1977, the visa student population in the North York (Ontario) schools has increased from 89 to approximately 540 in the 1983-84 school year, with the vast majority coming from Hong Kong. The current services for visa students were examined with respect to the appropriateness of the educational experience offered to visa students; the efficiency of the procedures regarding application, course selection, registration, and monitoring; the adequacy of staffing; and the benefits which accrue to the system from having such a student body. Interview and questionnaire data were collected from visa students, regular students having visa students in their classes, staff having direct contact with visa students, principals or their designates, visa student liaison staff, and central staff. The findings are organized and presented in the following sections: Information and Application Procedures, School Resources Available to Visa Students, Effect of Visa Students, Advantages and Disadvantages of the Presence of Visa Students in the Classroom and/or School, Visa Students' Adjustment to Attending School in North York, and Discussion and Recommendations. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Hong Kong