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ERIC Number: EJ1005748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Development of Cognitive, Language, and Cultural Skills from Age 3 to 6: A Comparison between Children of Turkish Origin and Children of Native-Born German Parents and the Role of Immigrant Parents' Acculturation to the Receiving Society
Becker, Birgit; Klein, Oliver; Biedinger, Nicole
American Educational Research Journal, v50 n3 p616-649 Jun 2013
This article analyzes the longitudinal development of differences in academic skills between children of Turkish origin and children of native-born German parents from age 3 to 6 in Germany with a focus on the role of immigrant parents' acculturation to the receiving society. Growth curve models show that Turkish-origin children start with lower test scores at the age of 3 regarding German language skills and cultural knowledge but not with respect to cognitive skills. The difference in the language domain decreases until the age of 6 while it increases regarding children's cultural knowledge. Immigrant parents' acculturation to the receiving country is positively related with all three academic skill domains. The results point to the importance of early intervention strategies. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany