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dc.contributor.supervisor Li, Yi (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Castillo, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-14T16:14:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-14T16:14:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31066
dc.description.abstract Canada welcomes and supports refugees from all over the world. However, they encounter many struggles that force them to with withdraw from their English language classes. This Narrative Inquiry explores the lived experiences of two adult refugee students who could not continue with their English classes due to the hardships they encountered. Through research conversations I document their experiences in two narrative accounts, and read across them to find common threads. These common struggles include financial strains, employment, childcare, isolation and mental health. The findings point to the importance of further supporting refugee students in different ways. My recommendations are that ESL teachers develop lessons that include settlement, support services, and Canadian culture information. English language programs need to incorporate support services with professionals trained in ESL, and the different levels of government need to be part of the discussion on how to provide stronger supports through childcare, employment and information accessibility. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject ESL en_US
dc.subject EAL en_US
dc.subject Refugees en_US
dc.subject Settlment struggles en_US
dc.subject langauge barrier en_US
dc.subject adult students en_US
dc.subject Programs en_US
dc.subject English classes en_US
dc.subject Barriers en_US
dc.title A journey beyond the classroom: a narrative inquiry into the settlement struggles of adult EAL students en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Curriculum, Teaching and Learning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Kouritzin, Sandra (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Lutfiyya, Zana (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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