Perspectives, issues and concerns of immigrant parents about the education of their children in the K-12 school system in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kaur, Jaspreet (2015) Perspectives, issues and concerns of immigrant parents about the education of their children in the K-12 school system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This qualitative study examines the issues, concerns and perceptions of immigrant parents about the education of their children in the K-12 school system in Canada. The researcher spent six weeks interviewing immigrant parents living in St John's, Newfoundland who had children going to school in the K-12 public school system. The interview data collected was subjected to qualitative analysis and yielded a number of emergent categories and themes. The study was driven by the general research question: What are the perceptions, issues and concerns of immigrant parents about the education of their children in the K-12 school system in Newfoundland, Canada? The following were the subsidiary research questions: • How do the immigrant parents perceive the education their children are getting in K-12 in St. John's? • What support systems are made available to these parents by the schools? • What is the extent of immigrant parent involvement in schools and how can it be maintained or improved? • How can the information about views and concerns of immigrant parents be used for the betterment of the education system in Newfoundland? The study found that immigrant parents had various issues and concerns about the education system in Newfoundland. The study's findings include a discussion of immigrant parental involvement, support available to them within the school system and the suggestions given by them. The findings are valuable for other stakeholders in the education system to consider and take adequate steps to address the problems faced by these parents and their children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8499
Item ID: 8499
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111).
Keywords: PERSPECTIVES, ISSUES AND CONCERNS, IMMIGRANT PARENTS, EDUCATION OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN K-12, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CANADA
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: May 2015
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Children of immigrants--Education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Immigrants--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Public schools--Newfoundland and Labrador--Public opinion

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