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Sarah Steeves

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Biography:

I am a student at Mount Saint Vincent University, in Halifax, working toward my undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Study. I love to work with children and have a heart for those from disadvantaged situations. Over the past few years, through my course work and from various work experiences, it has become increasingly evident to me the importance of encouraging children's language development from an early age. After I graduate, I plan to continue my education and pursue my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. My long-term goals are constantly changing, but I know that somehow they will relate to working with underpriviledged children in language and literacy education.



This summer opportunity is my first real exposure to the research world, and as I have begun working within this field, I see how valuable research is and how much it influences our knowledge of development. This awareness has given me a new respect for researchers and their passion for research inspires me. I know this summer will be a great opportunity for me to learn, grow, and see a different side of my field, through the eyes of research.



I am looking forward to spending the rest of my summer in Vancouver, as it is quite different from what I am use to. I am originally from New Brunswick, so I am definitely embracing this cross-country adventure! The scenery in Vancouver is beautiful and there is so much to do. I know it will be a great summer, and I am excited about all that I will learn and experience.

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The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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