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

Geay, Charlotte, McNally, Sandra and Telhaj, Shqiponje (2013) Non-native speakers of English in the classroom: what are the effects on pupil performance? Economic Journal, 123 (570). F281-F307. ISSN 00130133

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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
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0071 Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 14:10
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44876

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