May Webinar Announcement: Intersectionality as a Lens for Researching the Social and Academic Integration of Refugees
May 13, 2017 at 10 AM

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The social and academic integration of Syrian refugees in Canada will be considered from a standpoint of complex, nuanced, and intersecting factors such as sponsorship status, socio-economic status, gender, language and prior educational background that impact their success in schools, drawing on preliminary findings from a study with educators and settlement workers in Ontario and other parts of Canada.


Dr. Antoinette Gagné is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Student Experience in in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her research has focused on teacher education for diversity and inclusion in various contexts. She has explored the experiences of young English language learners and their families as well as internationally educated teachers in Canadian schools and universities.

Dr. Gagné is also the convenor of the Network of Critical Action Researchers in Education (NCARE) which brings together university educators from a dozen countries. More recently, she has been investigating the educational integration of Syrian refugee children and youth in Canadian schools.