Title: Do foreign-language speaking students benefit from the same class practices as native students?
Authors: Vanlaar, Gudrun ×
Vandecandelaere, Machteld
Depaepe, Fien
De Fraine, Bieke
Van Damme, Jan #
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association location:Philadelphia, PA date:3-7 April 2014
Abstract: Class practices, that have previously been demonstrated to be effective, were tested on students’ mathematics achievement and learning gains in grade 5, using a sample of 4,987 students within 296 classes. We investigated which of these class practices contribute to narrowing the achievement gap between foreign-language and native students. To that end, differential effects were tested while controlling for student characteristics and socioeconomic class composition. Results indicate that for both foreign-language and native students, mathematics achievement at the end of grade 5 is positively associated with all tested class practices. Concerning the learning gains, we found that foreign-language students profit even more from ‘active learning and metacognitive training’, as well as from ‘a cooperative learning environment’ compared to native students.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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