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ERIC Number: EJ1162018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Selectivity of Content and Language Integrated Learning Programmes in German Secondary Schools
Dallinger, Sara; Jonkmann, Kathrin; Hollm, Jan
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v21 n1 p93-104 2018
Despite its increasing popularity and adoption across Europe, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is not without its critics. It has been argued that CLIL programmes are highly selective, that is, the students possess more favourable learning prerequisites than their monolingually taught peers. The present study contributes to this debate by investigating possible differences in learning prerequisites between CLIL and non-CLIL students in German CLIL secondary schools. We assessed figural and verbal cognitive skills, family background (immigration background, parents' education, socio-economic status, and cultural capital), and achievement and motivation in the soon-to-be bilingually taught content subject History and in the foreign language of 1362 CLIL and non-CLIL eighth graders. Results indicated significant advantages of CLIL students regarding their verbal cognitive skills, parents' education, socio-economic status, cultural capital, and achievement and motivation in History and in the foreign language. Additionally, it was investigated whether differences in students' foreign language performance would diminish after possible differences in learning prerequisites were taken into account. Multiple regression analyses showed distinct selection effects but CLIL students still outperformed their monolingually taught peers by one to almost two school years (listening comprehension resp. C-test). These results can lay the foundation for an evaluation of the effectiveness of CLIL programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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