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Title:Non-native speakers of English in the classroom: What are the effects on pupil performance? PDF Logo
Authors:Geay, Charlotte
McNally, Sandra
Telhaj, Shqiponja
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6451
Abstract:In recent years 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 within the year group. In general, our results suggest zero effect and rule out negative effects.
Subjects:non-native English speakers
educational attainment
JEL:I2
J15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2012071210701
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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