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ERIC Number: ED515674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
Effective Literacy Strategies for Immigrant Students. Lessons in Learning
Canadian Council on Learning
Canada, like many developed countries faced with shrinking birth rates, has come to rely on immigration as a way of building and maintaining a skilled workforce. For a majority of today's immigrants, English or French is a second language and, when their children start school, their education proceeds in one of these second languages. While many immigrant students thrive in Canada's schools and go on to post-secondary education and successful careers, others struggle with their second-language skills--and falter in school as a result. Effective English as a Second Language and French as a Second Language literacy instruction can help to ensure that immigrant children succeed in school and are well-positioned to join a skilled workforce when they complete their educations. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council on Learning
Identifiers - Location: Canada