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Language & Learning

This cluster focuses on the role of language of origin of refugee children and youth on their cognitive and literacy skills in the destination country as well as the social contexts that further their educational achievement, literacy levels and language skills. To open a project’s page, click on the research title in the table below.
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Research Projects

Project TitleLead Researcher(s)Research Partner(s)PublicationProject Status
Refugee Youth and Interrupted Schooling: Economic and Social ImplicationsSusan BrighamImmigrant Service Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)N/AComplete
A Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Syrian Refugee Children with Interrupted Schooling: Targeting Math Vocabulary and Associated Number Sense Skills
Esther GevaN/A N/AComplete
Language and Literacy Development of Syrian Refugee Children and Arabic-Speaking Immigrant Children: A ComparisonXi (Becky) ChenN/AAvailableComplete
Family Contexts of Migrant Children: Language and Other
Socioeconomic Inequalities
Monica BoydN/AN/AComplete
The Effect of a Dual-language Stimulation Program for Refugee ChildrenAndrea MacLeodN/AAvailableComplete
Manual for Refugee Parents and Children on Their Rights and Responsibilities Related to Education in the Canadian School SystemShauna LabmanImmigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc., Newcomer Education Coalition, and Manitoba Education and TrainingAvailableComplete
Supported Transitions: Effective Educational Approaches for Older Refugee Youth with Interrupted SchoolingRay Silvius Newcomer Education Coalition (NEC), Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO), and Community Engaged Research on Immigration NetworkN/AComplete
Specific Needs in Literacy and Language Learning of Syrian Refugee Children in Germany and CanadaXi (Becky) ChenN/AN/AComplete
Exploring the Interdependence Between Morphological and Syntactic Development in Heritage Contexts: The Case of Syrian Refugee Children in CanadaEvangelia DaskalakiN/AN/AComplete

Successes and Challenges of Children who are Syrian Refugees: Language, Literacy, and Well-being

Johanne Paradis, Xi (Becky) Chen, Alexandra GottardoNorQuest College and H.appiAvailableOngoing
Newcomer Refugee Youth: Social Integration and Academic SuccessAlexandra GottardoCOSTI Immigrant ServicesN/AOngoing
Refugee Youth and Interrupted Schooling in Small Centres Ray SilviusImmigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) and Newcomer Education Coalition (NEC)N/AOngoing
Case Analysis of the Language for Young Adults Program: An Investigation into the Language, Social and Emotional Learning Needs of Refugee Youth Christine Doe
LENS and ISANSN/AOngoing

Promoting Home Languages to Foster Preschoolers’ Sense of Identity and Wellbeing

Andrea MacLeod
Multicultural Health BrokersN/AOngoing

Mobilizing Innovative Models in Early Childhood Education and Care for Newcomer Families and Children

Jessie-Lee McIsaac