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ERIC Number: EJ908739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
"Eux Autres versus Nous Autres": Adolescent Students' Views on the Integration of Newcomers
Steinbach, Marilyn
Intercultural Education, v21 n6 p535-547 Dec 2010
Focus group interviews with secondary school students in Quebec reveal assimilationist discourses concerning the integration of newcomers. The first part of the study involved interviews with immigrant students. In the second part of the study, reported here, host society youth describe fears of losing their cultural identity. Interview data indicate influences of exclusionist discourses from the media and society at large in an era of cultural protectionism in Quebec, a society struggling with the delicate balance between increasing cultural diversity and protecting French language and culture. This study indicates a need to implement intercultural education and promote intercultural communication to bring together the two separate worlds of immigrant and host society adolescents. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada