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Silencing linguistic diversity : the extent, the determinants and consequences of the monolingual beliefs of Flemish teachers

Reinhilde Pulinx UGent, Piet Van Avermaet UGent and Orhan Agirdag (2017) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM. 20(5). p.542-556
abstract
This article aims to deepen our understanding of the dynamic interaction between language policies, school characteristics and teachers’ beliefs about monolingualism. The study takes place in Flanders (Belgium), a region characterized by educational policies which are based on a stringent monolingual ideology. Based on a survey of 775 teachers from across 48 secondary schools, we examined how these policies affected teachers’ beliefs, whether and how teacher beliefs vary between schools, and what the consequences of these beliefs are. The results of our multilevel analysis indicate that teachers strongly adhere to monolingual policies, while there are also significant differences across schools, which are related to the ethnic composition of those schools. Furthermore, a stronger adherence to monolingualism was found to trigger teachers to have lower expectations about their students but not about their ability to teach. Finally, implications for policymakers are discussed.
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keyword
expectations, language ideology, teachers’, Monolingualism, teachers’ beliefs, Flanders
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM
volume
20
issue
5
pages
542 - 556
publisher
Routledge
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Article
Web of Science id
000405390200006
ISSN
1367-0050
DOI
10.1080/13670050.2015.1102860
language
English
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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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7073132
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7073132
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2016-02-04 16:27:34
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2017-10-26 09:36:43
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  abstract     = {This article aims to deepen our understanding of the dynamic interaction between language policies, school characteristics and teachers{\textquoteright} beliefs about monolingualism. The study takes place in Flanders (Belgium), a region characterized by educational policies which are based on a stringent monolingual ideology. Based on a survey of 775 teachers from across 48 secondary schools, we examined how these policies affected teachers{\textquoteright} beliefs, whether and how teacher beliefs vary between schools, and what the consequences of these beliefs are. The results of our multilevel analysis indicate that teachers strongly adhere to monolingual
policies, while there are also significant differences across schools, which are related to the ethnic composition of those schools. Furthermore, a stronger adherence to monolingualism was found to trigger teachers to have lower expectations about their students but not about their ability to teach. Finally, implications for policymakers are discussed.},
  author       = {Pulinx, Reinhilde and Van Avermaet, Piet and Agirdag, Orhan},
  issn         = {1367-0050},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM},
  keyword      = {expectations,language ideology,teachers{\textquoteright},Monolingualism,teachers{\textquoteright} beliefs,Flanders},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {542--556},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Silencing linguistic diversity : the extent, the determinants and consequences of the monolingual beliefs of Flemish teachers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2015.1102860},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Pulinx, Reinhilde, Piet Van Avermaet, and Orhan Agirdag. 2017. “Silencing Linguistic Diversity : the Extent, the Determinants and Consequences of the Monolingual Beliefs of Flemish Teachers.” International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 20 (5): 542–556.
APA
Pulinx, R., Van Avermaet, P., & Agirdag, O. (2017). Silencing linguistic diversity : the extent, the determinants and consequences of the monolingual beliefs of Flemish teachers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM, 20(5), 542–556.
Vancouver
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Pulinx R, Van Avermaet P, Agirdag O. Silencing linguistic diversity : the extent, the determinants and consequences of the monolingual beliefs of Flemish teachers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM. Routledge; 2017;20(5):542–56.
MLA
Pulinx, Reinhilde, Piet Van Avermaet, and Orhan Agirdag. “Silencing Linguistic Diversity : the Extent, the Determinants and Consequences of the Monolingual Beliefs of Flemish Teachers.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM 20.5 (2017): 542–556. Print.