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ERIC Number: ED468884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 12
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The School Situation of Pupils Whose Parents Were Both Born Abroad.
Elmeroth, Elisabeth
This study examined the educational situations of Swedish students whose parents were both born abroad, using data from the 1992 National Evaluation Programme. The evaluation involved 101 schools, with about 10,000 ninth graders. Students were categorized in the following manner: both parents born in Sweden, one parent born in Sweden and the other born abroad, and both parents born abroad. This study highlighted 576 students whose parents were both born abroad. Researchers examined data on parents' birthplace, students' school attendance in other countries, participation in home language lessons, difficulty with Swedish due to immigrant background, gender, parents' and students' participation in and attitudes about school, and leisure activities. The study also investigated ability and skills, self-esteem, and attitudes related to Swedish, English, and mathematics. Overall, students with an immigrant background were highly heterogeneous, although they had many similarities with other students. They had similar positive attitudes about school, participation in leisure activities, and high self-esteem. Students who had attended schools in other countries had the worst reading and mathematics achievement and greater nonparticipation in Swedish, mathematics, and English tests. The group which differed the most from others included students who had difficulties with Swedish because of their immigrant background. (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden