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Document Number: 6965

Where immigrant students succeed A comparative review of performance and engagement in PISA 2003 - Successful integration of immigrant populations is essential for ensuring social cohesion in immigrant receiving nations. This report analyses evidence from Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) 2003 on outcomes of schooling including how well immigrant students perform in key school subjects at the age of 15, as well as how they assess themselves as learners and what their general attitudes are towards school. Two groups of immigrant students are analyzed: first-generation students who were born outside the country of assessment and whose parents were also born in a different country; and second-generation students who themselves were born in the country of assessment but whose parents were born in a different country. The analyses include 17 countries with significant immigrant student populations. (Petra Stanat and Gayle Christensen, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, 2006) ...

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