SUPPORTING UKRAINIAN - NEWCOMER STUDENTS
21 December 2023
Ukraine is one of the world’s leading exporters of wheat, corn and sunflower oil, earning it the nickname “the breadbasket of Europe.” Alberta Connection Alberta is part of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, the centre of the People and Culture Ukrainian Catholic Mission in Alberta. [...] In the ninth century, a powerful empire called Kyivan Rus was established, and Kyiv became eastern In the mid-17th century, the Ukrainian Cossacks/ Europe’s political and cultural centre, twice the size of Kozaks sought the support of the Russian Tsar to Paris at the time. [...] 16 SUPPORTING UKRAINIAN NEWCOMER STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ALBERTA Dual Learning: Ukraine and Alberta The situation with Ukrainian newcomer students in How Is Temporary Status in Canada Alberta and in the world is unique and unprecedented in both legal and educational aspects. [...] • students will be required to undergo testing in subjects that were not covered in the country of their Will This System of Dual Education temporary residence; and Continue, or Will There Be Changes? • if students attended a school in the country of their temporary residence and at the same time participated in an accredited program of Ukrainian The availability of distance and online learning ha. [...] • Spring break (one week in March) 22 SUPPORTING UKRAINIAN NEWCOMER STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ALBERTA What Is it Like to Be a Student • It is common for students to be allowed to play unsupervised in the hallways or outside on the in Ukraine? playground during breaks, so you may need to explain the standard expectation in Alberta schools to There is a greater amount of homework in Ukraine mov.