Differing Expectations: A Study of Chinese Children’s Integration into Elementary School in Quebec

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Title
Differing Expectations: A Study of Chinese Children’s Integration into Elementary School in Quebec
Abstract
A study of the integration process of a small number of Chinese immigrant children into Quebec's public elementary schools. The author looks at the differing expectations between the socio-cultural context of Quebec and Chinese home culture to determine whether they pose challenges for the academic and social achievements of the Chinese children. The author's findings show that Chinese immigrant children are experienced in facing a dual culture in their immigrant life. As China becomes the biggest immigrant resource country for Canada and Quebec, Chinese immigrant children are changing the composition of the Quebec classroom. The author also indicates that some teachers and educators are not very familiar with the Chinese culture, and tend to view the Chinese learner in a stereotypical way as 'inevitably destined for academic success'.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Concordia University
Place
Montreal
Date
2002
Language
en
URL
Citation
Zhongxiao, Chen. “Differing Expectations: A Study of Chinese Children’s Integration into Elementary School in Quebec.” Master’s Thesis, Concordia University, 2002. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMG/TC-QMG-1761.pdf.
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