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Katrin Bochnik

Country of origin: German

Thesis topic:
Language proficiency and mathematical competence of elementary school students from non-German speaking homes

Abstract: National and international school achievement studies indicated disadvantages of pupils with a migrant background related to mathematics achievement. Against this background, the questions are which importance language proficiency in the instructional language German has for mathematics learning and how elementary school students from non-German speaking homes can be supported to improve their mathematical competence. Aim of my study is to provide information about resources and problems of learners from non-German speaking homes as well as about effective intervention programs in the area of mathematics.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Ufer

Home discipline: Mathematics Education