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ERIC Number: EJ914021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Asian International Student Transition to High School in Canada
Popadiuk, Natalee
Qualitative Report, v15 n6 p1523-1548 Nov 2010
There is a paucity of studies conducted with unaccompanied adolescent international students. In this qualitative inquiry, I present a thematic analysis of the critical incidents that Chinese, Japanese, and Korean participants reported as either facilitating or hindering to their transition to Canada. Using the Critical Incident Technique, I conducted semi-structured interviews with 21 participants aged 15 to 18 years who were attending three public secondary schools in Vancouver, Canada. I present the findings of seven thematic categories: making decisions, experiencing dilemmas, receiving advice, receiving help, impressed with environment, experiencing local annoyances, and participation in activities. Finally, I address the implications for school counsellors who work with these students, the limitations of this study, and directions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Vancouver)