Course Description

In a world of increasing global migration, understanding the settlement process is of growing significance. Settlement is a process of transition that includes three phases. It begins with a change and ends with a new beginning. Between these two is a second phase of settlement that can be described as a period of confusion and uncertainty. During this period, everyone involved in settlement has distinctive needs. In this module we will explore these needs in general and look more closely at the needs of the newcomer children.

Author, Consultant

Judith Colbert, PHD

Judith is a writer, researcher & training specialist. As a Canadian consultant with an international perspective, her goal is to build bridges between research & practice, mainstream & newcomer experiences.Much of her work focuses on care for young immigrants & refugees. She is particularly interested in the development of appropriate standards for the delivery of quality care for newcomer populations & in the relationship between the settlement of young children & their successful transition to kindergarten.

Course curriculum

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