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ERIC Number: EJ771679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Sources of Immigrants' Underachievement: Results from PISA - Copenhagen
Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler
Education Economics, v15 n3 p293-326 Sep 2007
This study examines potential sources of the immigrant-native test score gap using data from the recently released PISA replicate study for Copenhagen (Denmark). It is shown that even in a school system that is successfully equalizing endowments of traditional resources across schools attended by native and immigrant students, differences in other school inputs remain. Especially, the culture of achievement appears less well developed at schools attended by immigrant students (even though general teacher support is at similar levels), and also the peer composition and the provision of specialized teachers is less favourable. These results point at several relevant policy recommendations. (Contains 5 tables and 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment