Publication
Title
Primary teachers' perceptions that impact upon track recommendations regarding pupils' enrolment in secondary education: a path analysis
Author
Abstract
In less meritocratic educational systems, teachers' decision-making processes and their perceptions of pupils are essential for the practice of pupils' allocation at transitory moments. The present study investigated how perceptions held by teachers impact upon teacher track recommendations regarding pupils' enrolment in secondary education in Flanders. By means of structural equation modelling, we studied the hypothesised impact of pupils' cognitive (i.e. maths skills, language skills and technical skills) and non-cognitive (i.e. school-appropriate behaviours and personal-social behaviours) attributes and of teacher-pupil relationships, as perceived by the teachers. Additionally, we addressed the hypothesised (mediated) impact of perceived parental involvement in education and parents' socio-economic status (SES) and ethnicity, as social and cultural parental background characteristics. Results show that teacher track recommendations are best directly predicted by pupils' perceived maths skills. Also pupils' perceived school-appropriate behaviours and parents' SES substantially and directly predict teacher track recommendations. Teacher track recommendations are further indirectly affected by perceived parental involvement in education, parents' SES and parents' ethnicity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Social psychology of education. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2018
ISSN
1381-2890
Volume/pages
21 :5 (2018) , p. 1153-1173
ISI
000450589900008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Transbaso: enhancing the educational and social efficiency of the transition between primary and secondary education: innovations for the field.
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 10.12.2018
Last edited 16.09.2021
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