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Profiles in Learning: Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier
As a key player on Quebec’s Rouge et Or basketball team, Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier has attracted plenty of attention for his skills on the hard court. Yet it’s his dedication in the classroom and within his community that has earned him his highest regard: the respect of his peers.
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Lessons in Learning: Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students
According to the 2006 Census, 80% of immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2001 and 2006 had a mother tongue that was neither French nor English. While many children from these immigrant families thrive in Canada’s schools, others struggle with their second-language skills and falter in school—and later, in the workforce.
This Lessons in Learning looks at literacy programs that have been shown to be effective for English-as-a-second-language and French-as-a-second-language students.
New Report: Educational Pathways and Academic Performance of Youth of Immigrant Origin: Comparing Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver
This new report jointly funded by CCL and Citizenship and Immigration Canada examines and compares the educational experiences of students from immigrant families living in Canada’s three major immigrant destinations.
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Lessons in Learning: Understanding the academic trajectories of ESL students
Given Canada’s commitment to multiculturalism, it is critical that English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students have the support they need to succeed in our schools. Yet until recently, little was known about the academic paths of these students. This article from October 2008, revealed that there are wide variations in the academic outcomes of specific sub-groups of ESL students, and highlighted the need to look beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach to ESL instruction.
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