Welcoming the World: Preparing for newcomers in New Brunswick


  • K.L. Hartnett University of New Brunswick




Abstract: The New Brunswick education system is facing many changes with the growth in population because of much-needed immigration. Like many other Canadian provinces, New Brunswick must settle newcomer families for future stability. New Brunswick educators are responding to cultural diversity, language differences and differing educational backgrounds of newcomer students. The needs of newcomers are addressed by looking at academics, language development and emotional well-being within an inclusive school system. Initial steps for policymakers and educators to support are more global view of education to lay a better foundation for newcomer students and families.

Author Biography

K.L. Hartnett, University of New Brunswick

Author and Affiliation
K.L. Hartnett
Doctoral Student, Faculty of Education
University of New Brunswick
Email: khartnet@unb.ca