- The Study of Taiwan`s New Immigrant Children`s Mathematics Achievement
- Lai, Wen-Tsung ; Cheng, Lung-Wei ; Lu, Chiu-Chu ;
- Research in Mathematical Education, volume 17, issue 1, 2013, Pages 29~46
- DOI : 10.7468/jksmed.2013.17.1.029

Abstract

Introduction: According the 2011 Taiwanese Government Statistics, the lower secondary school enrollment number of the new-immigrant-children is about 200,000. As known, most of the new immigrants are from the Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. In order to satisfy the increasing needs and demands on education of the children of new immigrant (CNI, henceforth), Taiwanese government not only develops, but also puts the after-school learning assistance policy into practice from 2006. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to explore the mathematics achievement of the CNI after the implementation of the after-school learning assistance policy (AsLA policy, henceforth). Purposes: Firstly, to compare the mathematics achievement of the CNI by countries. Secondly, to compare the mathematics performance among the CNI, the children from high-risk family (CHRF, henceforth) and the children of general families. Samples: The 2,452 samples, selected from two junior high schools located in central Taiwan, include 157 CNI, 522 CHRF. Methods: The main method used in this study is interval fuzzy number (IFN, henceforth) in order to compare the mathematics achievement of the children after the implementation of the AsLA policy from different type of families. Results: To reach the two purposes of this study. We can find the effectiveness of mathematics performance from three group`s children of new immigrants, high-risk, general family. Therefore, the results provide one of the ways to review the new immigrant`s education policy of after-school learning assistance in Taiwan.