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The culture of futility and its impact on study culture in technical/vocational schools in Belgium

Mieke Van Houtte (UGent) and Peter Stevens (UGent)
(2010) OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 36(1). p.23-43
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Starting from the present knowledge society with its social overvaluing of cognition and white-collar jobs at the expense of manual labour, this article examines whether school type—academic versus technical/vocational schools—relates to students’ sense of futility. It assesses the schools’ culture of futility and investigates the explanatory value of sense of futility and culture of futility in the relation of school type with study involvement and study culture. Multilevel analyses of data from 6,373 students in 44 Flemish schools (2004–2005) show that students in technical/vocational schools share higher feelings of futility, suggesting the existence of cultures of futility. The students’ study involvement relates to their sense of futility. The schools’ futility culture affects the students’ study involvement independent of their sense of futility. Finally, futility culture explains the association between school type and study involvement, and is responsible for less study-oriented cultures in technical/vocational schools.
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DIFFERENTIATION-POLARIZATION THEORY, SECONDARY-SCHOOLS, PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT, VOCATIONAL-EDUCATION, STUDENTS, TRACKING, ADOLESCENTS, CURRICULUM, CLIMATE

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Van Houtte, Mieke, and Peter Stevens. “The Culture of Futility and Its Impact on Study Culture in Technical/vocational Schools in Belgium.” OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION 36.1 (2010): 23–43. Print.
APA
Van Houtte, M., & Stevens, P. (2010). The culture of futility and its impact on study culture in technical/vocational schools in Belgium. OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION, 36(1), 23–43.
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Van Houtte, Mieke, and Peter Stevens. 2010. “The Culture of Futility and Its Impact on Study Culture in Technical/vocational Schools in Belgium.” Oxford Review of Education 36 (1): 23–43.
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Van Houtte, Mieke, and Peter Stevens. 2010. “The Culture of Futility and Its Impact on Study Culture in Technical/vocational Schools in Belgium.” Oxford Review of Education 36 (1): 23–43.
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Van Houtte M, Stevens P. The culture of futility and its impact on study culture in technical/vocational schools in Belgium. OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 2010;36(1):23–43.
IEEE
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M. Van Houtte and P. Stevens, “The culture of futility and its impact on study culture in technical/vocational schools in Belgium,” OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 23–43, 2010.
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share higher feelings of futility, suggesting the existence of cultures of futility. The students’ study involvement relates to their sense of futility. The schools’ futility culture affects the students’ study involvement independent of their sense of futility. Finally, futility culture explains the association between school type and study involvement, and is  responsible for less study-oriented cultures in technical/vocational schools.},
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  journal      = {OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION},
  keywords     = {DIFFERENTIATION-POLARIZATION THEORY,SECONDARY-SCHOOLS,PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT,MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT,VOCATIONAL-EDUCATION,STUDENTS,TRACKING,ADOLESCENTS,CURRICULUM,CLIMATE},
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  title        = {The culture of futility and its impact on study culture in technical/vocational schools in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054980903481564},
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