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Underachievement in Monolingual and Bilingual Syrian Children


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1 Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India
     

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The research aims to compare monolingual and bilingual in underachievement. Sample included 1048 Syrian children drawn from nine-grade of government schools. The Raven's Progressive Matrix and achievement scores of the previous fmal examination were used to identify underachievers. The researcher identified 125 underachievers (46 monolingual and 79 bilingual) and 131 overachievers (73 monolinguals and 58 bilingual). Z-test was used to fmd out significant of difference between the monolingual and bilingual. Significant difference was found between monolingual and bilingual in the incidence of underachievement. Significant difference was found between monolingual and bilingual in overachievement

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Over-underachievement, Bilingualism
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Ahmad Ali
Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India

Abstract


The research aims to compare monolingual and bilingual in underachievement. Sample included 1048 Syrian children drawn from nine-grade of government schools. The Raven's Progressive Matrix and achievement scores of the previous fmal examination were used to identify underachievers. The researcher identified 125 underachievers (46 monolingual and 79 bilingual) and 131 overachievers (73 monolinguals and 58 bilingual). Z-test was used to fmd out significant of difference between the monolingual and bilingual. Significant difference was found between monolingual and bilingual in the incidence of underachievement. Significant difference was found between monolingual and bilingual in overachievement

Keywords


Over-underachievement, Bilingualism