PISA in Focus

ISSN: 
2226-0919 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/22260919
Hide / Show Abstract
PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way.
Also available in French
 

Do Immigrant Students' Reading Skills Depend on How Long they Have Been in their New Country? You or your institution have access to this content

English
Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/5k44zcpqn5q4-en.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/education/do-immigrant-students-reading-skills-depend-on-how-long-they-have-been-in-their-new-country_5k44zcpqn5q4-en
  • READ
Author(s):
OECD
01 May 2013
Bibliographic information
No.:
29
Pages:
4
DOI: 
10.1787/5k44zcpqn5q4-en

Hide / Show Abstract

  • In most OECD countries, newly arrived 15-year-old immigrant students show poorer reading performance than immigrant students who arrived in their new country when they were younger than five.
  • Students who emigrated from less-developed countries where the home language differs from their new language of instruction are particularly vulnerable to the “late-arrival” penalty in reading performance.
  • Immigrant students from countries with similar levels of development and the same language as the host country do not suffer any late-arrival penalty at all.
Also available in French
 
Visit the OECD web site