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Large-scale immigration from the Orient would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population. Any considerable Oriental immigration would, moreover, be certain to give rise to social and economic problems of a character that might lead to serious difficulties in the field of international relations. The government, therefore, has no thought of making any changes in immigration regulations which would have consequences of that kind. (cited in Malarek, 1987: 15) A new Immigration Act in 1952 still allowed the government to restrict entry to persons on the basis of their country of origin or ethnic group and to exclude people of Chinese, Indian, and African origin or ancestry (Malarek, 1987).

Some established residents may regard immigration as a benefit to the immigrant only: an altruistic gesture of goodwill towards those unfortunate enough to have been born as citizens of 'less developed' economies, a humanitarian rescue of the victims of war and persecution, or a burden on the host society. Public opinion on immigration is often founded on inaccurate or inadequate information. Many established residents are unaware of the ways that immigration continues to foster the growth and development of the country.

Chapter 4 suggests some ways of helping everyoneimmigrants and the children of immigrants, indigenous minorities, and members of the mainstream cultural groupto feel valued and included in the multicultural school community. Chapter 5 describes how each teacher can create a positive and inclusive classroom environment, where students learn to work together and appreciate each other's linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Chapter 6 describes important elements of an inclusive instructional style in the multicultural classroom.

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