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ERIC Number: EJ995608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Locating Home: Newcomer Youths' School and Community Engagement
Deckers, Chrissy Michelle; Zinga, Dawn
Canadian Journal of Education, v35 n3 p30-47 2012
This study explored how diversity among newcomer youth may explain differences in engagement and school success. Youth identifying fear-based reasons for relocation reported being less involved within their schools than those who identified social mobility. In fear-based relocation, youth often viewed Canada as a temporary place to live and gain transportable skills, leading to less school and community engagement. Clearly, as youth approach and connect with school in different ways, understanding the motivations behind youths' varied levels of engagement could assist school personnel in contextualizing engagement according to youths' goals. Policy implications are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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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