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Finally, an academic text that charts the territory of social work with immigrants in Canada! Immigration and Settlement in Canada provides an understanding of the international and national context of immigration in Canada; of the peculiar needs and barriers faced by newcomers; and provides important theoretical frameworks to guide social work with immigrants and refugees. Concrete as well as theoretical, the book is an ideal guide for students of immigration studies, social work and for social work practitioners.
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Usha George, Ph.D, is Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto. Dr. George is a renowned researcher on Immigration, Social Development, and Diversity and Organizational change. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications and has extensive international University teaching, research and administrative experience in India, Ethiopia, Nigeria and the U.S, making her a valuable partner to several governmental and community research projects.Review:
An up-to-date and very thorough review of immigration to Canada put into the context of global migration, this book provides a sophisticated and detailed view of migration trends, immigration policies, needs and adjustments of entrants, and implications for social work services to newcomers. It is an in-depth exploration of an area that promises to be burgeoning for social work practice. This publication provides a "larger picture" look at immigration to Canada, and it can serve as a model for other nations interested in developing a better understanding of the range of issues facing newcomers and countries accepting their entry. -- -Uma Segal, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri at St. Louis
Written by a leading researcher on immigration and settlement, this book locates Canada within the ever-shifting context of globalization. It brings together current thinking, research, and practice insight on the topic. It is a must-read for anyone interested in globalization, demographic and social development in Canada, immigration studies, and settlement services. -- - A. Ka Tat Tsang, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
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