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Adapting to the system or the student? Exploring teacher adaptations to disadvantaged students in an English and Belgian secondary school

Peter Stevens UGent and Mieke Van Houtte UGent (2011) EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS. 33(1). p.59-75
abstract
This article builds on research on teacher adaptations to students by exploring how a Belgian and English national context influence teachers’ definitions of educational success, their explanations of educational failure and allocation of scarce educational resources to disadvantaged students. Ethnographic data from one Flemish (Belgian) and one English secondary, multicultural school suggest that teachers in both schools adapt their expectations to students in line with the perceived ability and interests of students. However, differences between England and Flanders in how students and schools are evaluated can help to explain differences between Flemish and English teachers’ allocation of scarce educational resources and responsibility for educational success. The conclusions discuss the implications of these findings for social policy and future research.
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keyword
DISABILITIES, PERSPECTIVES, EXPECTATIONS, EDUCATIONAL TRIAGE, INCLUSION CLASSROOMS, SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY, ethnography, England, Belgium, secondary schools, accountability, educational policy
journal title
EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS
Educ. Eval. Policy Anal.
volume
33
issue
1
pages
59 - 75
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000288337300004
JCR category
EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
JCR impact factor
1.378 (2011)
JCR rank
32/203 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0162-3737
DOI
10.3102/0162373710377112
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1212171
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1212171
date created
2011-04-26 10:04:37
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:32:08
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  abstract     = {This article builds on research on teacher adaptations to students by exploring how a Belgian and English national context influence teachers{\textquoteright} definitions of educational success, their explanations of educational failure and allocation of scarce educational resources to disadvantaged students. Ethnographic data from one Flemish (Belgian) and one English secondary, multicultural school suggest that teachers in both schools adapt their expectations to students in line with the perceived ability and interests of students. However, differences between England and Flanders in how students and schools are evaluated can help to explain differences between Flemish and English teachers{\textquoteright} allocation of scarce educational resources and responsibility for educational success. The conclusions discuss the implications of these findings for social policy and future research.},
  author       = {Stevens, Peter and Van Houtte, Mieke},
  issn         = {0162-3737},
  journal      = {EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS},
  keyword      = {DISABILITIES,PERSPECTIVES,EXPECTATIONS,EDUCATIONAL TRIAGE,INCLUSION CLASSROOMS,SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY,ethnography,England,Belgium,secondary schools,accountability,educational policy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {59--75},
  title        = {Adapting to the system or the student? Exploring teacher adaptations to disadvantaged students in an English and Belgian secondary school},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/0162373710377112},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Stevens, Peter, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2011. “Adapting to the System or the Student? Exploring Teacher Adaptations to Disadvantaged Students in an English and Belgian Secondary School.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 33 (1): 59–75.
APA
Stevens, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2011). Adapting to the system or the student? Exploring teacher adaptations to disadvantaged students in an English and Belgian secondary school. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS, 33(1), 59–75.
Vancouver
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Stevens P, Van Houtte M. Adapting to the system or the student? Exploring teacher adaptations to disadvantaged students in an English and Belgian secondary school. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS. 2011;33(1):59–75.
MLA
Stevens, Peter, and Mieke Van Houtte. “Adapting to the System or the Student? Exploring Teacher Adaptations to Disadvantaged Students in an English and Belgian Secondary School.” EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS 33.1 (2011): 59–75. Print.