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Pupils from immigrant backgrounds think more positively about education and its benefits

23 July 2018

Students from an immigrant background have more positive attitudes about education and its benefits than their native peers, according to a new study led jointly by Professor Simon Burgess, with our Department of Economics, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The research analysed data from the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) test, covering 4,500 pupils aged 15 and 16 at 205 schools in England.

Researchers found evidence that immigrant pupils’ positive attitudes towards education might be “contagious”, improving the attitudes of other pupils at their school.

Please read the full story on the TES website.

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