Organizers sing at a demonstration to denounce racism and police violence, June 7, 2020, in front of the legislature in Québec City.
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Québec’s schools operate in a model of inter-culturalism, while schools across Canada are shaped by the vision of multiculturalism. Neither approach critically addresses racism.
Both first- and second-generation immigrants in British Columbia and Ontario outperformed their non-immigrant counterparts in science literacy, in the 2015 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an “accommodation” approach.
Can innovative professional learning communities help to support bilingualism?
As Canada’s French language teachers flee the profession, online Professional Learning Communities promise to reverse this trend, stimulating creativity, camaraderie and leadership.
Children from all of Botswana’s cultural groups, among them the San, must be made to feel comfortable at schools.
Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early. If teachers were better equipped to deal with multiculturalism, this could change.
Faith schools have come under fire, but banning them isn’t the answer.
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Including faith schools as part of a broader network is a surer way of bringing communities closer together.
As Australia becomes increasingly multicultural it’s important our schools are aware of the diversity of social and cultural norms children bring to school.
The first few years of school are tough for any child. Moving from the relatively unstructured activities of preschool to the formal requirements of school is a big step. Children require high levels of…