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ERIC Number: EJ959558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Academic Experiences of War-Zone Students in Canada
Stermac, Lana; Elgie, Susan; Clarke, Allyson; Dunlap, Hester
Journal of Youth Studies, v15 n3 p311-328 2012
This research examined educational outcomes and experiences of late adolescent immigrant students who entered the Canadian educational system following residence in global war-zone regions or areas of extreme civil unrest. Data from a Statistics Canada data-set of 18- to 20-year-old respondents (N = 658) were used to compare the academic achievements, school experiences and self perceptions of war-zone immigrant high school and post-secondary students with those of non-war-zone immigrant youth and Canadian-born youth. The results revealed that war-zone immigrant students performed well in high school and at generally comparable levels to Canadian-born students, however, had longer times to high school completion. High levels of academic engagement, motivation and expectations were seen among war-zone students. Social engagement was found to be lower for both groups of immigrant students. The results are discussed in terms of the positive academic achievements of war-zone immigrant students in Canada and the potential impact of pre-migration traumatic events. (Contains 5 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada