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Social disparities in children's vocabulary in early childhood. Does pre-school education help to close the gap?
  • B. Becker
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 1 March 2011
Children start school with differing levels of skills. Thus, children of different social origin have different probabilities of educational success right from the start of their school career. ThisExpand
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Bildungsaspirationen von Migranten : Determinanten und Umsetzung in Bildungsergebnisse
Viele Studien zeigen, dass die Bildungsaspirationen von Kindern und ihren Eltern einen starken Einfluss auf ihre Schulleistungen und Bildungsentscheidungen ausuben. Bildungsaspirationen werden daherExpand
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Ethnische Unterschiede bei der Kindergartenselektion: Die Wahl von unterschiedlich stark segregierten Kindergärten in deutschen und türkischen Familien
Kinder beginnen ihre Schullaufbahn mit unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen und damit unterschiedlichen Chancen auf eine erfolgreiche Bildungskarriere (vgl. Lee/Burkam 2002). Uber welche Fahigkeiten undExpand
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Wer profitiert mehr vom Kindergarten?
ZusammenfassungGute deutsche Sprachfähigkeiten sind eine Voraussetzung, um im deutschen Bildungssystem erfolgreich sein zu können. Außerfamiliäre Lernkontexte wie der Kindergarten können gerade fürExpand
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Who Profits Most from Early Parental Investments? The Effects of Activities Inside and Outside the Family on German and Turkish Children’s Language Development
This paper analyses the effects of direct and indirect early parental investments on the German-language development of 3–5-year-old children of Turkish immigrants and native German children. SinceExpand
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The Transfer of Cultural Knowledge in the Early Childhood: Social and Ethnic Disparities and the Mediating Role of Familial Activities
Many studies have shown the importance of cultural capital for children's educational success but little is known about the mechanisms of the intergenerational transfer of (receivingExpand
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Cognitive and Language Skills of Turkish Children in Germany: A Comparison of the Second and Third Generation and Mixed Generational Groups 1
  • B. Becker
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International migration review
  • 1 June 2011
The paper compares several generational groups of Turkish children in Germany with respect to cognitive skills and German language skills at an early age. Empirically, children of inter-marriagesExpand
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Preschools as language learning environments for children of immigrants. Differential effects by familial language use across different preschool contexts
Children of immigrants often enter school with lower language skills than children of native-born parents. In this paper, we analyze the impact of the duration of preschool attendance on the languageExpand
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The Development of Cognitive, Language, and Cultural Skills From Age 3 to 6
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 aExpand
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Immigrants' emotional identification with the host society
The naming practices of immigrants are studied as an example of their emotional identification with the host society and with the society of origin. Using data from the project `Preschool EducationExpand
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