The National Post ran a story on refugee children in this weekend’s edition. The story is entitled “Refugee in a classroom“. A few quotes about learning in an environment where refugee students feel safe:
The teacher of the class, says: “It goes beyond just teaching…You’re dealing with the whole child, and you’re changing lives“.
A student comment: “We discuss things like racism, like religion, topics that create a lot of tension“.
One classroom teacher’s vision for equity for students in her school is realized. Let’s hope that this kind of understanding, analysis and action can be applied across the country so that all refugee and immigrant children (and their parents) are welcomed into schools.