The missing link: language skills crucial to mathematics and science

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Prinsloo, S.Rogers
KEYWORDS: LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES-ABILITY TESTING, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/the-missing-link-language-skills-crucial-to-mathematics-and-science
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Abstract

Research shows that inadequate language development contributes to weak performance at school, and in later life. Cas Prinsloo and Shawn Rogers explored the relationship between language and achievement in mathematics and science, as revealed in an initial analysis of the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).