“I’m Thinking I Want to Live a Better Life”: Syrian Refugee Student Adjustment in New Brunswick

Helen Massfeller, Lyle Donald Hamm


In this paper, the authors explore the re-adjustment experiences of seven refugee students from Syria and Iraq who enrolled in a large high school in New Brunswick. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, school and community documents, and field notes. Five themes were identified and are reported and discussed in this paper. Recommendations for future direction regarding how to successfully integrate Syrian refugee children into Canadian schools are provided.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20355/jcie29354