Immigrant children succeed in education

There is little difference between the classroom performance of immigrant and non-immigrant children after taking into account, socio-economic status, language spoken at home and recency of arrival a study has shown.

The study looked at the areas of problem solving, mathematics and science.

Second generation immigrant children performed slightly better than their first generation counterparts.

There was significant difference in how immigrant students performed between schools, showing some schools provide better support for immigrant students.

Read more at University of Sydney