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Achievement of 15-years-old Turkish Immigrant Students in Five OECD Countries and 15 years-old Turkish Students

Roetgerink, Julia Sagita (2020) Achievement of 15-years-old Turkish Immigrant Students in Five OECD Countries and 15 years-old Turkish Students.

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Abstract:Migrant students are reported to have lower education outcomes than native students in the country where they (or their parents) migrated. This study, therefore, using a cross-sectional design tried to investigate the achievement of migrant students using the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Migrant students were compared not only to the native students in the destination country but also with students in the country of the migrants’ origin. The research question of this study focused on the relationship between migration backgrounds and achievement. Turkey was selected to be the representation of migrant groups, and five western European countries with the highest numbers of Turkish immigrants were selected to be the destination countries. Linear regression analyses were conducted to study the relationship between migration and students’ achievement. Parents’ educational background and the language is spoken at home were considered as confounding variables. The findings contributed to the previous research that reports lower achievement levels of migrant students compared to native students. In contrast with the initial expectations, it was found that Turkish migrant students in more developed countries on average did not exceed the scores of students in Turkey.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works, 70 social sciences in general, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/83912
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