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Wang, Peiyu; Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
With an increasing number of international students coming to Canada for higher education, Canadian universities are offering diverse English language improvement programs (ELIPs) to improve international students' English proficiency. However, some Chinese international students struggle to pass such programs and eventually withdraw. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Dropouts, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries
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Ayoub, Mohamad; Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This paper reports on the postmigration experiences of a group of Somali refugee students attending public schools in a southwestern city in Ontario, Canada. The findings were drawn from a qualitative study conducted to investigate the participants' postmigration experiences. Data were collected through semi-structured, one-on-one interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Zhou, George – McGill Journal of Education, 2012
The goal of science education is usually meant to develop students' basic knowledge, skills, and scientific attitudes as stated in many countries' curriculum documents, with little consideration of what backgrounds students bring into the classroom. A cultural approach to education has challenged this universal goal of science education. This…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Science Process Skills, Knowledge Level