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What are the cultural challenges facing Irish immigrants employed in the education sector in the Greater Vancouver area?

Coleman, Daragh (2021) What are the cultural challenges facing Irish immigrants employed in the education sector in the Greater Vancouver area? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

There has been a long tradition of Irish immigration, with many youth seeking better opportunities abroad in various fields of work. Canada in particular has increased in popularity as a destination for young Irish teachers, with Vancouver becoming increasingly popular with young Irish educators due to the demand for teachers in the area. This research reviewed existing research on Irish immigrant’s experiences in Canada, and the research conducted focuses on answering the question, “What are the cultural challenges facing Irish immigrants employed in the education sector in the Greater Vancouver area?” Six interviews were conducted with members of the Irish community in the Greater Vancouver area, all of whom are employed in the education sector. It was hypothesized that there would be a number of cultural challenges facing Irish educators in the Greater Vancouver area, with some challenges unique to the education sector. The results reflected the main challenges were adjusting to the cost of living in Vancouver, experiencing loneliness and isolation in Vancouver and struggling to cope to the levels of Catholicism in Catholic schools. The study also collected data on advice for any Irish educators seeking to move to Vancouver and what challenges they should consider prior to moving to the West Coast.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching Personnel
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Immigrant Communities
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 10:13
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 10:13
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5514

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