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The ethnic prejudice of Flemish teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability

Roselien Vervaet (UGent) , Fanny D'hondt (UGent) , Mieke Van Houtte (UGent) and Peter Stevens (UGent)
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From the Second World War onwards, Belgium became a migration society and, over the past few decades, Flanders -the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium- has rapidly developed into a multi-ethnic society, making Flemish schools much more ethnically diverse. This study contributes to the existing research by examining the association between ethnic school composition and teachers’ ethnic prejudice, controlling for individual characteristics of teachers and taking into account teachers’ perceptions of pupils’ teachability. Multilevel analyses of data, including 499 ethnic majority teachers in 44 Flemish secondary schools, show that the effect of ethnic school composition is suppressed by teachers’ perception of ethnic minority pupils as less teachable in schools with a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils. Hence, a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in school is associated with less Flemish teachers’ ethnic prejudice more when teachers evaluate their pupils as teachable. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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ethnic prejudice, teachers, ethnic school composition, teachability

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Vervaet, Roselien, Fanny D’hondt, Mieke Van Houtte, et al. “The Ethnic Prejudice of Flemish Teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability.” European Sociological Association, Abstracts. 2015. Print.
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Vervaet, R., D’hondt, F., Van Houtte, M., & Stevens, P. (2015). The ethnic prejudice of Flemish teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability. European Sociological Association, Abstracts. Presented at the European Sociological Association.
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Vervaet, Roselien, Fanny D’hondt, Mieke Van Houtte, and Peter Stevens. 2015. “The Ethnic Prejudice of Flemish Teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability.” In European Sociological Association, Abstracts.
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Vervaet, Roselien, Fanny D’hondt, Mieke Van Houtte, and Peter Stevens. 2015. “The Ethnic Prejudice of Flemish Teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability.” In European Sociological Association, Abstracts.
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Vervaet R, D’hondt F, Van Houtte M, Stevens P. The ethnic prejudice of Flemish teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability. European Sociological Association, Abstracts. 2015.
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R. Vervaet, F. D’hondt, M. Van Houtte, and P. Stevens, “The ethnic prejudice of Flemish teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability,” in European Sociological Association, Abstracts, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015.
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  abstract     = {From the Second World War onwards, Belgium became a migration society and, over the past few decades, Flanders -the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium- has rapidly developed into a multi-ethnic society, making Flemish schools much more ethnically diverse. This study contributes to the existing research by examining the association between ethnic school composition and teachers’ ethnic prejudice, controlling for individual characteristics of teachers and taking into account teachers’ perceptions of pupils’ teachability. Multilevel analyses of data, including 499 ethnic majority teachers in 44 Flemish secondary schools, show that the effect of ethnic school composition is suppressed by  teachers’ perception of ethnic minority pupils as less teachable in schools with a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils. Hence, a higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in school is associated with less Flemish teachers’ ethnic prejudice more when teachers evaluate their pupils as teachable. The implications of these findings are discussed.},
  author       = {Vervaet, Roselien and D'hondt, Fanny and Van Houtte, Mieke and Stevens, Peter},
  booktitle    = {European Sociological Association, Abstracts},
  keywords     = {ethnic prejudice,teachers,ethnic school composition,teachability},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Prague, Czech Republic},
  title        = {The ethnic prejudice of Flemish teachers: The Role of Ethnic School Composition and of Teachability},
  year         = {2015},
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