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Non-native speakers of English in the classroom: what are the effects on pupil performance?

Geay, Charlotte, McNally, Sandra and Telhaj, Shqiponja (2013) Non-native speakers of English in the classroom: what are the effects on pupil performance? The Economic Journal, 123 (570). F281-F307. ISSN 0013-0133

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Identification Number: 10.1111/ecoj.12054

Abstract

There has been an increase in the number of children going to school in England who do not speak English as a first language. We investigate whether this has an impact on the educational outcomes of native English speakers at the end of primary school. We show that the negative correlation observed in the raw data is mainly an artefact of selection: non-native speakers are more likely to attend school with disadvantaged native speakers. We attempt to identify a causal impact of changes in the percentage of non-native speakers. Our results suggest zero effect and rule out negative effects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s). The Economic Journal © 2013 Royal Economic Society
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 15:15
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 01:46
Funders: Nuffield Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59314

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