Start Submission

Reading: The impact of bilingual education on average school performance: An evaluation of Madrid’s b...

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Policy Brief

The impact of bilingual education on average school performance: An evaluation of Madrid’s bilingual schools programme

Author:

Carmen Hoya Quecedo

London School of Economics and Political Science, GB
About Carmen Hoya
MPA Class of 2014
X close

Abstract

This paper analyses the impact of studying in a bilingual education system (Spanish/English) on students’ average school performance by examining the effect of the bilingual schools’ programme implemented by the regional government of Madrid. It finds that switching to bilingual education had no significant detrimental effect on students’ average performance in the courses that continued to be taught in Spanish in the bilingual programme, but there is suggestive evidence that learning English might come at the cost of some technical knowledge and skills in courses that begin being taught in English.

How to Cite: Quecedo, C.H., 2015. The impact of bilingual education on average school performance: An evaluation of Madrid’s bilingual schools programme. The Public Sphere: Journal of Public Policy, 3(2), pp.158–162.
Published on 01 Jul 2015.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus