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ERIC Number: EJ945847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
The Impact of Immigration on Southern Manitoba Schools: A Case Study of a Rural School Division
Schellenberg, Val
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v5 n4 p277-284 2011
Newcomers have traditionally settled in larger cities where their respective cultural groups have established small communities of support and where jobs are more varied and plentiful. Yet, in recent years, Manitoba has experienced a growing phenomenon: Newcomers are increasingly choosing to settle outside of the capital city of Winnipeg; moving to smaller cities, towns, and rural acreages in southern Manitoba in the hope of giving their children an improved life. This recent rural influx has dramatically impacted communities, schools, and teachers, generating an urgent need for teachers to expand their professional skills to support non-English-speaking students in their classrooms. The challenges of meeting the needs of newcomer students in a region that had traditionally been fairly homogeneous placed strong pressure on the school division to provide professional development for administrators and teachers as they welcomed diverse cultures and languages into their schools and classrooms. This program study examines these professional development strategies and programs. (Contains 1 footnote and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada