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dc.contributor.supervisor Freeze, Richard (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mbabaali, Fatumah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-24T15:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-24T15:11:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8917
dc.description.abstract For immigrant and refugee youth, the experience of migration presents significant life changes in their environments, communities, and interpersonal affiliations (Kilbride, Anisef, Baichman-Anisef & Khattar, 2001). Before immigrating to Canada, some refugee youth experienced horrific events that can be traumatic to the fragile identities and sense of belonging of developing children and adolescents. Once in Canada, loneliness, isolation, language deficits, different cultural practices, and in some cases different skin colors may isolate refugee youth and thus jeopardise their sense of belonging in their new country. This study investigated a sense of belonging of war affected refugee youth during their pre-migration and post-migration periods, as well as the factors that may enhance or hinder their sense of belonging. Fifteen participants were interviewed and their responses clearly indicated their desire and need to belong in their new country, to be liked, loved, respected, included, and be part of their new society. Recommendations on how educators can support their quest for belonging and inclusion are discussed. en_US
dc.subject refugee en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject belonging en_US
dc.title Exploring the sense of belonging of war affected refugee youth en_US
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Kanu, Yatta (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Ukasoanya, Grace (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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