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ERIC Number: ED507037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-8148-2
Access and Funding for International Students in Alberta: Frequently Asked Questions
Alberta Education
Alberta classrooms are a microcosm of the world, with students representing a diversity of language and cultural groups. Some students are Canadian born or have adopted Canadian citizenship, while others are permanent residents, children of temporary foreign workers, refugees or students who have come to Canada specifically to study. Given this diversity, it can be difficult for Alberta schools and school boards to know: (1) when they are obliged to admit a student; (2) when a student will be funded by Alberta Education; and (3) how to correctly code a student. This document attempts to answer the most frequently asked questions educational professionals have regarding access, funding and coding of international students in grades 1 to 12 in Alberta. Three appendices are included: (1) Alberta Education's Guidelines to Section 8 of the School Act: Definition of Temporary Resident (Revised-May 2, 2005); (2) A copy of the letter sent by Keray Henke to the School Board Superintendents and Charter School Superintendents with the subject title of "Stepchildren of Temporary Foreign Workers"; and (3) Application for Alberta Education: Approval of Reciprocal Student Exchange. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Alberta Education. 11th Floor Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6, Canada. Tel: 780-427-6297; Fax: 780-427-5927; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada