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  1. 1. Diversity and inclusion: A casestudy of female, immigrant,adult learners in Ontario ORLN 1995 Group 1 – Assignment #3 Nimao Ali Becky Brooks Camille Lawrence Leslie Malloy-Weir Kerri-ellen Walcer
  2. 2. •Background• According to the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (2012): • The number of recent immigrant adult learners attending post- secondary institutions in Ontario is growing • Many recent immigrant adult learners face barriers, including: • Limited language proficiency • Financial constraints • Insufficient knowledge of the Canadian post-secondary education system • To help immigrant adult learners overcome barriers, learning institutions must: • Identify this group • provide specialized programs to this group2
  3. 3. •Case Scenario • To learn more about the unique challenges faced by female, immigrant, adult learners we interviewed three women from this group Click the link below for a video introduction to our topic • Three issues (or barriers to learning) identified by the women that we interviewed included: • Language (most frequently identified) • Religious beliefs and customs • Child care responsibilities3
  4. 4. •Issue: Language • Language barriers may: • reduce or limit an adult leaner’s ability to attend Click the link below to see and hear the women in our to, retain, and/or reproduce information (cite) study talking about the issue of language • Cause adult learners to develop negative feelings about their abilities (i.e., low self-efficacy) (cite) • Prevent adult learners from reaching their full potential (cite)4
  5. 5. •Strategy: Language • Using principles derived from Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1977) and Maslow’s (year)Hierarchy of Needs, teachers /trainers can help adult learners to overcome language-related barriers Click on the link below to by: hear Dr. Buckley discuss strategies to overcome language-related barriers5
  6. 6. •Strategy: Language6
  7. 7. •Issue: Religious beliefs and customs • The religious beliefs and customs of adult learners may: Click the link below to see and hear Nimao talking about the issue of religion • Interfere, or conflict, with scheduled class time or exams (cite Nimao) • Prevent female adult learners from seeking help from male instructors (cite Nimao)7
  8. 8. •Strategy: Religious beliefs Click the link below to hear Dr. Buckley talk about religious beliefs8
  9. 9. •Issue: Child care responsibilities Click the link below to see and hear the women in our study talking about child care issues9
  10. 10. •Strategy: Child care responsibilities Click the link below to hear Dr. Buckley talking about the issue of child care10
  11. 11. Summary • Summarize main points of presentation here…11
  12. 12. To read further on this topic… • Provide a list of additional resources here… • Include those posted by Camille on the Wikki12
  13. 13. •Acknowledgements • Our sincere thanks to: • the three women who shared their learning challenges with us and appeared in our videos • Dr. Joanne Buckley at McMaster University for sharing her experiences and suggestions with us13
  14. 14. •References14
  15. 15. •Picture Page Layout You Picture caption here. Image from PresenterMedia.com15
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