Lerarenopleidingen Science en Wiskunde/Rekenen

Allochtone leerlingen in de klas; een oriënterend onderzoek

Tijdschrift voor Didactiek van de Beta-wetenschappen, uitgegeven door het Freudenthal Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht in de periode 1983-2014

Smit, H.

Tijdschrift voor Didactiek van de Beta-wetenschappen
1989 – 7(1), 45-66

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The increase in the number of migrant children in school-classes poses new didactic problems for the science teacher. This paper reports on a preliminary investigation carried out among 400 second and third form children. Half of these children were migrant children. Purpose of this investigation was to ascertain wether (a) there is a significant difference between Dutch and migrant children in understanding of signal-words, in active and passive use of scientific concepts, in breadth of concept profiles and in interpretation of perspective drawings; (b) the level of performance correlates with factors such as country of origin, age of immigration, use of other than Dutch language at home; (c) there is a correlation between the scores for different parts of the test in the survey for both Dutch and migrant children. It was found that (a) on the average migrant children scored lower than Dutch children (however the difference is far less than the standard deviation); (b) the difference between concept profiles is not significant; (c) no significant correlation exists between level of performance and age of immigration or use of other Dutch language; (d) the correlation between scores for different parts of the test is low.

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