|The Urban Learner
In all parts of a city there are schools. In urban communities, schools belong to a complex of ethnic and linguistic diversity as well as a mix of economic and social disparity. In Vancouver, this complex is changing rapidly and in unique ways because of emerging immigration and socio-economic patterns of Vancouver communities. Schools reflect the growing diversity of these communities.
The graduate students represented in this proposal are Vancouver teachers enrolled in two M.Ed. programs in CSCI. These teachers are studying literature related to the "urban learner'' and exploring particular issues they face in their practices, particularly in Eastside Vancouver where most of them teach (e.g., one teacher reports there are 28 languages represented in her school; another teacher describes his practice as "triage").
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Karen Meyer, Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education