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dc.contributor.supervisor Hasebe-Ludt, Erika
dc.contributor.author Simoongwe, Favour
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-06T19:34:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-06T19:34:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/2536
dc.description viii, 139 leaves ; 28 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Low achievement, low attendance, and high dropout levels characterize immigrant student populations in cosmopolitan Canadian schools. This thesis identifies the lack of understanding in the community in urban multicultural Alberta as the prime cause of the struggle encountered by new immigrant students in school. The thesis incorporates the experiences of six new immigrant students to promote an authentic curriculum of learning and teaching to meet the needs of these learners. It posits that an authentic curriculum is unlikely without input from learners. The method used Hans-Georg Gadamer’s approach to hermeneutics and phenomenology, with the researcher asking the six African participants to share their stories in the African storytelling fashion in which no one dominates the discussion. The conversations were analyzed and interpreted to provide insight into the life-worlds of the participants. Ted Aoki’s multilayered curriculum of curriculum-as-planned, curriculum-as-lived experience and the “zone of between” are seen as a beneficial practice inclusive of all students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Immigrants -- Education -- Alberta -- Calgary en_US
dc.subject Children of immigrants -- Education -- Alberta -- Calgary en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- Education -- Alberta -- Calgary en_US
dc.subject Refugee children -- Education -- Alberta -- Calgary en_US
dc.subject Curriculum planning en_US
dc.subject Sudanese students -- Alberta -- Calgary en_US
dc.title Living in a culture of change : an inquiry into the learning experiences of new Sudanese students in Calgary schools en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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