Brock experts talk techniques for supporting Ukrainian refugees in schools

Brock University
Teaching and Learning

More than three million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion last month. Some will find a new home in Canada, settling into new communities, workplaces and schools.

Brock experts say the support of teachers in K-12 classrooms is paramount for refugee students who find themselves navigating a new education system.

Refugee students face a number of disadvantages, including overcoming interrupted schooling, adjusting to an unfamiliar education system and, sometimes, learning a new language of instruction. They may also face a range of socioemotional and mental health issues as well as challenges at home.