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Archive for February, 2013

  • The value of earning for learning: Performance bonuses in immigrant language training

    We study the effects of performance bonuses in immigrant language training for adults. A Swedish pilot programme conducted in 2009–2010 gave a randomly assigned group of municipalities the right to grant substantial cash bonuses to recently arrived migrants. The results suggest substantial effects on average student achievement. But these were fully driven by metropolitan areas; in other parts of Sweden […]
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  • Austria: 32,000 pupils attend lessons in mother tongue

    Nearly 32,000 pupils in Austria have mother tongue education. Therefore about one in five students who do not speak German at home uses the possibility of lessons in their mother tongue. In schools 23 of the 80 languages ​​spoken by pupils in Austria are currently available. via EWSI.
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  • Refugees & higher education in the Netherlands | European Resettlement Network

    via Videos – Refugees & higher education in the Netherlands | European Resettlement Network.   Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) have produced 2 short films about refugees, universities and higher education in the Netherlands, available to view below. For more information about UAF and their work with resettled refugees, please visit their website at www.uaf.nl/. VU University in Amsterdam is […]
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  • Finland: New programme to prepare immigrant students for high school | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

    Finnish education officials want to ensure that immigrant students complete their high school education. The Ministry of Education and Culture is currently hammering out a bill that would provide non-Finnish students with a one-year programme to prepare them for upper secondary school. via New programme to prepare immigrant students for high school | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi.
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