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The role of the primary school in the process of educational decision-making at the transition from primary to secondary education.

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Research has indicated that parental involvement in the process of educational choice in the transition from primary to secondary education is influenced by SES background. In Flanders, the process of educational allocation is loosely organized: a recommendation from the sixth-year teacher, mostly formulated during a parent-teacher conference, is the only advice offered by educational professionals. Despite the suggestion from previous research that the process of educational recommendation varies greatly between teachers and between schools, research has neglected the influence of contextual variables. However, previous research demonstrated that the school and its teachers can contribute to parental involvement. Specifically, the school SES and teachers’ sense of efficacy have been found to relate positively to parental participation in parent-teacher conferences. Therefore, this study aims to investigate these effects at the class level, in relation to whether parents indicate that they have received an educational advice for their child. Hierarchical logistic models were tested on data gathered in 2016 of 1044 parents in 36 Flemish primary schools and 65 classes. Preliminary results show that when parents had a good relationship with the school, they were more likely to indicate having received an educational advice for their child. Moreover, receiving an educational advice was more likely for parents whose child’s teacher had a high sense of self-efficacy in formulating an educational advice. These results will be enriched with qualitative data on this matter. This study calls for better support of teachers and schools in educational career guidance.

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Thys, Sarah, Marie Seghers, Piet Van Avermaet, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2017. “The Role of the Primary School in the Process of Educational Decision-making at the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education.” In .
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Thys, Sarah, Seghers, M., Van Avermaet, P., & Van Houtte, M. (2017). The role of the primary school in the process of educational decision-making at the transition from primary to secondary education. Presented at the Biannual conference of the European Sociological Association.
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Thys S, Seghers M, Van Avermaet P, Van Houtte M. The role of the primary school in the process of educational decision-making at the transition from primary to secondary education. 2017.
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Thys, Sarah, Marie Seghers, Piet Van Avermaet, et al. “The Role of the Primary School in the Process of Educational Decision-making at the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education.” 2017. Print.
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  abstract     = {Research has indicated that parental involvement in the process of educational choice in the transition from primary to secondary education is influenced by SES background. In Flanders, the process of educational allocation is loosely organized: a recommendation from the sixth-year teacher, mostly formulated during a parent-teacher conference, is the only advice offered by educational professionals. Despite the suggestion from previous research that the process of educational recommendation varies greatly between teachers and between schools, research has neglected the influence of contextual variables. However, previous research demonstrated that the school and its teachers can contribute to parental involvement. Specifically, the school SES and teachers{\textquoteright} sense of efficacy have been found to relate positively to parental participation in parent-teacher conferences. Therefore, this study aims to investigate these effects at the class level, in relation to whether parents indicate that they have received an educational advice for their child. Hierarchical logistic models were tested on data gathered in 2016 of 1044 parents in 36 Flemish primary schools and 65 classes. Preliminary results show that when parents had a good relationship with the school, they were more likely to indicate having received an educational advice for their child. Moreover, receiving an educational advice was more likely for parents whose child{\textquoteright}s teacher had a high sense of self-efficacy in formulating an educational advice. These results will be enriched with qualitative data on this matter. This study calls for better support of teachers and schools in educational career guidance. },
  author       = {Thys, Sarah and Seghers, Marie and Van Avermaet, Piet  and Van Houtte, Mieke},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Athens},
  title        = {The role of the primary school in the process of educational decision-making at the transition from primary to secondary education.},
  year         = {2017},
}