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Determinants of attitudes toward Muslim students among Flemish teachers: a research note

Orhan Agirdag UGent, Patrick Loobuyck UGent and Mieke Van Houtte UGent (2012) JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION. 51(2). p.368-376
abstract
Muslims are now the second largest religious group in almost all Western countries and a large majority of Muslim citizens are children who attend schools. However teachers’ attitudes regarding the education of Muslim students are largely ignored by educational researchers. In this study, we investigate the determinants of teachers’ attitudes among Flemish (Belgian) teachers (N = 620). Regression analysis has revealed that female teachers, Muslim teachers, younger teachers, and teachers with a four-year college degree have significantly more positive attitudes. Most interestingly, we found that teachers working in schools that enroll a larger share of Muslim students (greater than 50 percent) have more negative attitudes toward Muslim students than other teachers. The implications of these findings for educational policy are discussed.
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keyword
Islamophobia, Muslims, YOUTH, EDUCATION, segregation, Flanders, EXPECTATIONS, SCHOOLS, RELIGION, ACHIEVEMENT GAP
journal title
JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION
J. Sci. Stud. Relig.
volume
51
issue
2
pages
368 - 376
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000304867300012
JCR category
SOCIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.396 (2012)
JCR rank
33/136 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0021-8294
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-5906.2012.01637.x
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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2136119
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2136119
date created
2012-06-07 13:59:04
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:04:46
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  abstract     = {Muslims are now the second largest religious group in almost all Western countries and a large majority of Muslim citizens are children who attend schools. However teachers{\textquoteright} attitudes regarding the education of Muslim students are largely ignored by educational researchers. In this study, we investigate the determinants of teachers{\textquoteright} attitudes among Flemish (Belgian) teachers (N = 620). Regression analysis has revealed that female teachers, Muslim teachers, younger teachers, and teachers with a four-year college degree have significantly more positive attitudes. Most interestingly, we found that teachers working in schools that enroll a larger share of Muslim students (greater than 50 percent) have more negative attitudes toward Muslim students than other teachers. The implications of these findings for educational policy are discussed.},
  author       = {Agirdag, Orhan and Loobuyck, Patrick and Van Houtte, Mieke},
  issn         = {0021-8294},
  journal      = {JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION},
  keyword      = {Islamophobia,Muslims,YOUTH,EDUCATION,segregation,Flanders,EXPECTATIONS,SCHOOLS,RELIGION,ACHIEVEMENT GAP},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {368--376},
  title        = {Determinants of attitudes toward Muslim students among Flemish teachers: a research note},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2012.01637.x},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Agirdag, Orhan, Patrick Loobuyck, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2012. “Determinants of Attitudes Toward Muslim Students Among Flemish Teachers: a Research Note.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51 (2): 368–376.
APA
Agirdag, O., Loobuyck, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2012). Determinants of attitudes toward Muslim students among Flemish teachers: a research note. JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION, 51(2), 368–376.
Vancouver
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Agirdag O, Loobuyck P, Van Houtte M. Determinants of attitudes toward Muslim students among Flemish teachers: a research note. JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION. 2012;51(2):368–76.
MLA
Agirdag, Orhan, Patrick Loobuyck, and Mieke Van Houtte. “Determinants of Attitudes Toward Muslim Students Among Flemish Teachers: a Research Note.” JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION 51.2 (2012): 368–376. Print.