Family support for high school refugee youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

Liu, Jia (2015) Family support for high school refugee youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This qualitative study explores high school refugee youth’s family support in Newfoundland and Labrador. Data were collected from three high school teachers, three refugee youth and two of their parents. The findings of this study reveal that many services on academic assistance and social activities for refugee youth are available in the high school and local communities. However, parent participants tend to depend entirely on local communities and high school teachers in terms of their children’s academic studies due to language barriers and low educational attainment. This study demonstrates that parents from diverse cultural backgrounds have different perceptions on what constitutes quality education than those of Canadian school teachers. More effort should be made to promote parent-teacher interaction by schools and local communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11634
Item ID: 11634
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-108).
Keywords: Family Support, Refugee, High School Youth
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: July 2015
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Teenage refugees--Education (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Teenage refugees--Services for--Newfoundland and Labrador; Education, Secondary--Parent participation--Newfoundland and Labrador; Parent-teacher relationships--Newfoundland and Labrador

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