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ERIC Number: EJ1023258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Sometimes Less Is More: Educational Effectiveness of English as a Foreign Language Instruction in German Classrooms
Leucht, Michael; Prieß-Buchheit, Julia; Pant, Hans Anand; Köller, Olaf
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v24 n4 p435-451 2013
This paper evaluates the effect of differing amounts of schooling on outcomes of lower secondary education. Two groups of German academic track students are compared who chose English as either their first (EFFL; "n" = 2,771) or second (ESFL; "n" = 345) foreign language throughout secondary school. While EFFL students receive an additional school year of EFL instruction, ESFL students are known to be positively selected in terms of cognitive aptitudes and socioeconomic background. This paper evaluates the impact of varying amounts of schooling on EFL achievement while accounting for student selectivity within a potential outcomes framework. Corresponding results illustrate no such impact. Alternative explanations are discussed and implications regarding the field of educational effectiveness research (EER) are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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