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Equity, Inclusion and Newcomer Settlement


Our English language learners face unique social challenges. The resources below are intended to provide insight into the social issues affecting English language learners such as equity, inclusion and newcomer settlement. 

Books & Journals       Internet Resources       Video Resources       Theses

You may also find our streamed video resources relevant, especially: Voices of Immigrant Teenagers, Reflections of Immigrant Teenagers, Voices of Immigrant Families and the Teachers of their Children and Coming Together (from the Growing New Roots Video Series) as well as Section 1 (Who is the English Language Learner?) from each of the Primary/Middle/Senior School videos in the ESL Infusion Series.

Books & Journals

Many of the following books and journals can also be found at the University of Toronto Libraries. See each entry below for direct links.

Summaries of: Research on the Inclusion Of Students with Disabilities & Limited English Proficient Students in Large-Scale Assessment | University of Toronto Libraries
Abedi, J., Kim-Boscardin, C., & Larson, H. (2000).
Los Angeles, CA: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. 

Improving schooling for language-minority children: A research agenda | University of Toronto Libraries
August, D. & Hakuta, K. (1997).
Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. 

The power of culture: Teaching across language difference. | University of Toronto Libraries
Beykont, Z.F. (Ed.). (2002).
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group.

Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom (2nd. edition)
| University of Toronto Libraries
Carrasquillo, A.L., & Rodriguez, V. (2002).
Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Reaching New Horizons: Gifted and Talented Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students | University of Toronto Libraries
Castellano, J.A., Diaz, E.I. (Eds.). (2002).
Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Classroom Teacher's ESL Survival Kit #1 | University of Toronto Libraries
Claire, E. and Haynes, J. (1994).
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents.
Chapter 3 (The first challenge: Culture shock) Chapter 10 (Questions teachers ask)

Learning Together in the Multicultural Classroom | University of Toronto Libraries
Coelho, E. (1994). 
Markham, ON: Pippin Publishing Ltd.

Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools | University of Toronto Libraries
Coelho, E. (1998).
Toronto: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Chapter 3 (Getting started in the multicultural school) Chapter 4 (An inclusive school environment)

Language, literacy, content, and (pop) culture: Challenges for ESL students in mainstream courses
Duff, P. (2001).
CMLR, 58(1), 103-133.  

Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice | University of Toronto Libraries
Gay, G. (2000). 
New York, N.Y: Teachers College Press.

Planning for bilingual learners: An inclusive curriculum | University of Toronto Libraries
Gravelle, M. (Ed.). (2000). 
Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books.

The academic achievement of minority students: perspectives, practices, and prescriptions |
University of Toronto Libraries
Gregory, S. (2000).
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America.

Look at me when I talk to you: ESL learners in non-ESL classrooms | University of Toronto Libraries
Helmer S. (2003).
Toronto.: Pippin

The Pulse of the World: Refugees in Our Schools | University of Toronto Libraries
Kaprielian-Churchill, I., & Churchill, S. (1994).
Toronto, ON: OISE Press.

Studying minority adolescents: conceptual, methodological, and theoretical issues | University of Toronto Libraries
McLoyd, V., & Steinberg, L. (Eds.) (1998).
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Chapter 6 (Adolescents from immigrant families)

English as a second language in the mainstream: Teaching, learning, and identity | University of Toronto Libraries
Mohan, B., Leung, C., & Davison, D. (Eds.) (2001).
Harlow, England: Longman.

The light in their eyes: Creating multicultural learning communities | University of Toronto Libraries
Nieto, S. (1999). 
New York: Teachers College Press.

Language, culture, and teaching: Critical perspectives for a new century | University of Toronto Libraries
Nieto, S. (2002).
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Turning the tides of exclusion: A guide for educators and advocates for immigrant students | University of Toronto Libraries
Olsen, L., & Jaramillo, A. (1999).
Oakland, CA: Coast Litho.

Igniting change for immigrant students: Portraits of three high schools
Olsen, L., Jaramillo, A., McCall-Perez, Z., & White, J. (1999).
Oakland, CA: Coast Litho.

Students' multiple worlds: Negotiating the boundaries of family, peer, and school cultures
Phelan, P., Locke Davidson, A., & Thanh Cao, H. (1991). 
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 22, 224-250.

The erosion of democracy in education: From Critique to possibilities | University of Toronto Libraries
Portelli, J., & Solomon, P. (Eds.) (2001).
Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

From the Classroom to the Community: A Fifteen-Year Experiment in Refugee Education | University of Toronto Libraries
Ranard, D.A., & Pfleger, M. (1995).
McHenry, IL: Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems Co., Inc.

A casebook for exploring diversity in K-12 classrooms
Redman, G.L. (1999).
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice-Hall.

Overlooked & UnderServed: Immigrant Students in U.S. Secondary Schools | University of Toronto Libraries
Ruiz-de-Velasco, J., & Fix, M. (2000). 
Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute.

Second language students in mainstream classrooms: A handbook for teachers in international schools | University of Toronto Libraries
Sears, C. (1998).
Clevedon, UK:Multilingual Matters.

Teaching To Diversity; Teaching and Learning in the Multiethnic Classroom
Meyers, M. (1993).
Toronto, ON.: Thos. Nelson

Building bridges: multilingual resources for children | University of Toronto Libraries
Multilingual Resources for Children Project and the University of Reading (1995).
Clevedon; Philadelphia; Adelaide.: Multilingual Matters Ltd

Immigrant learners and their families: literacy to connect the generations | University of Toronto Libraries
Weinstein-Shr, Gail & Quintero, Elizabeth P. (1995). 
McHenry, Illinois.: Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems

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Internet Resources

Multilingual Human Rights

An international network of researchers and decision-makers that provides information on migration issues.

A 10-minute video “Understanding the English Language Learners” from The  Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat.  See also Segment 2, “Building a Whole School Approach” in this series.

Center for Multilingual/Multicultural Research Articles and links, including a list of resources that focus on specific cultural groups (e.g., Asian-Americans)

Settlement information and resources for immigrants in, or planning to come to, Ontario.

Refugees: A Canadian Perspective

Child Rights--UNICEF

Discusses general strategies for inclusive teaching at all levels.

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Video Resources

"Building Futures in Canada is a series of short videos profiling the stories of 20 newcomers and immigrants to Canada." For more information, consult http://CFEE.org

A 4-minute video: "Leslie Seidle, Phil Triadafilopoulos and Joan Andrew discuss the goals of integration policy, the successes and shortcomings of the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement, and whether devolution could improve the provision of services offered to new Canadians. "

CBC news clip: Younger generation talks about Multiculturalism in Canada.

A 2-minute video: Rinaldo Walcott on answering the question, "Where are you from?" This video questions the issue of inclusion, exclusion, and equity in Canadian society.

A 7-minute video about Human Rights in Canada. "Topics include equal rights and freedoms, discrimination, and laws that protect newcomers."

A 8-minute video: The Challenge of Diversity in Canada.

A 2-minute video about Canadian center for diversity: "The Canadian Centre for Diversity is a national educational charity that informs and educates Canadians about the value of diversity, difference and inclusion."

A 2-minute video about the issue of diversity and prejudice. This video is from Canadian center for diversity.

A 7-minute video about The Peer Leaders Network program run by Canadian center for diversity. The video discuss the issue of inclusion, exclusion, diversity, and dicrimination. "The Peer Leaders Network program will demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion while measurably reducing incidents of anti-diversity behavior like bullying and exclusion in high school." http://www.centrefordiversity.ca/what-we-do

A 45-minute TVO Your Voice video clip will explore "the immigrant experience in Ontario. A school principal, a settlement worker and an immigrant parent will help us understand what it's like for children when they move here and start school. What do they need? How are they assessed? What supports are they and their families offered? And what does it take to help them catch up with their peers?"

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Exploring Critical Citizenship in a Community-Based ESL Program.
Morgan, Brian David. (2000).

No Canadian Experience - No Job. Fact or Myth? A Qualitative Inquiry of Newcomers' Perceptions and Experiences with Labour Market.
Gawronski, Elizabeth (2001).

Curriculum Reform During Ontario's 'Common Sense Revolution': A Critical-democratic Explanation of Policy Formulation.
Pinto, Laura Elizabeth (2009).

Speaking the Languages of Citizenship.
Quell, Carsten (2000).  

Equity for new Canadians: Considering cultural worldviews in adult education.
Steinbach, Marilyn  (2004).
OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto.

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