Study: Some groups learn English faster than others

04/7/2005 | Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.), The

The Public Policy Institute of California discovered Spanish- and Hmong-speaking students take longer to master English than children from some other groups, most likely because many lack qualified teachers and affluent parents. Lead author Christopher Jepsen noted that more research needs to be done to determine which factors influence student achievement and which instructional methods work best.

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