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English language proficiency and early school attainment among children learning English as an additional language

Whiteside, K; Gooch, D; Norbury, CF; (2017) English language proficiency and early school attainment among children learning English as an additional language. Child Development , 88 (3) pp. 812-827. 10.1111/cdev.12615. Green open access

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Abstract

Children learning English as an additional language (EAL) often experience lower academic attainment than monolingual peers. In this study, teachers provided ratings of English language proficiency and social, emotional, and behavioural functioning for 782 children with EAL and 6,485 monolingual children in reception year (age 4-5). Academic attainment was assessed in reception and Year 2 (age 6-7). Relative to monolingual peers with comparable English language proficiency, children with EAL displayed fewer social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties in reception, were equally likely to meet curriculum targets in reception, and were more likely to meet targets in Year 2. Academic attainment and social, emotional, and behavioural functioning in children with EAL is associated with English language proficiency at school entry.

Type: Article
Title: English language proficiency and early school attainment among children learning English as an additional language
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12615
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12615
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 The Authors. Child Development published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Research in Child Development. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Bilingual, language impairment, education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476966
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