Non�?Native Speakers of English in the Classroom: What are the Effects on Pupil Performance?

@article{Geay2012NonNativeSO,
  title={Non�?Native Speakers of English in the Classroom: What are the Effects on Pupil Performance?},
  author={Charlotte Geay and Sandra Mcnally and Shqiponja Telhaj},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  year={2012}
}
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of children going to school in England who do not speak English as a first language. We investigate whether this has an impact on the educational outcomes of native English speakers at the end of primary school. We show that the negative correlation observed in the raw data is mainly an artefact of selection: non-native speakers are more likely to attend school with disadvantaged native speakers. We attempt to identify a causal impact of… Expand
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