Finding Hope in the Darkness: Stories of Two Chinese Newcomers Enrolled in a Canadian High School

  title={Finding Hope in the Darkness: Stories of Two Chinese Newcomers Enrolled in a Canadian High School},
  author={Yi Li and Denise J. Larsen},
Hope has been described as the ability to envision a future in which one wishes to participate. A burgeoning body of research consistently points to the vital role hope plays in learning and successful change. Employing narrative inquiry (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000), in this paper, we explore two Chinese newcomer students’ stories of hope as they face the many challenges of undertaking a Canadian education. Findings indicate the value of communicating teachers’ belief in students, making hope… 

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