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Educational Planning: Reacting to the Future

Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, is interesting to social scientists as a prototype of the communities that globalization will create as it becomes a human reality. Richmond was a typical large suburb, similar to those found around any North American city. Then suddenly it received a huge influx of what Canadian immigration calls “business-class” immigrants, more generally known to social scientists as “transnational” immigrants. Unlike other opportunity-seeking migrants, these bring ...

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