How are school systems adapting to increasing numbers of immigrants students?
OECD. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
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On average among OECD countries, the percentage of students with an immigrant background grew by two percentage points between 2000 and 2009. Immigrant students represent more than 5% of the student population in 13 OECD and partner countries and economies that participated in PISA 2009. In most countries, immigrant students lag behind native students in performance; in many countries, the difference is considerable. However, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland have been able to narrow, and in some cases close, this performance gap.