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ERIC Number: EJ1125782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
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Effective Intervention across Socioeconomic Classes for Improvement in Language Outcomes
Kanwal, Afia; Shehzad, Wasima
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v5 n1 p179-189 Jan 2017
Students in higher education bring with them a difference of linguistic abilities that is often due to the difference in socioeconomic status and early schooling. The lack of linguistic capacity hampers academic pace and introduces discrepancies in performance of learners. This paper examines the persistence of socioeconomic differences being translated in educational institutes and their influence on language outcomes and it investigates the role of effective intervention through an action research model by Zuber-Skerritt (1992) called CRASP. It is an experimental study based on a sample of 300 engineering students which examines initial and final evaluation of language proficiency through intervention. The tools used to gather data include demographics, language test of writing and speaking skills and sequential assessment. The results showed that intervention is helpful for enhancing language proficiency nonetheless; the improvement rate is nearly negligible and requires a long-term plan to impact early disadvantage of exposure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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