Ryerson researcher finds drawings open a window to an immigrant child’s world

Young immigrant children often can’t articulate — or aren’t even asked — about their feelings and experiences in moving to a new country. But, as a Ryerson University researcher discovered, pictures they draw can speak volumes about the sadness, fears and anxieties that come with being a newcomer to Canada.

Many academic studies have looked at struggles immigrant children experience, such as the cultural clash, family conflict, ethnic identity crises, or difficulties in adjusting to school. It turns out, these issues seem to matter more to researchers and adults than the kids themselves. Read more

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