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Title
Determinants of attitudes toward muslim students among Flemish Teachers : a research note
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Abstract
Muslims are now the second largest religious group in almost all Western countries and a large majority of Muslim citizens are children who attend schools. However teachers attitudes regarding the education of Muslim students are largely ignored by educational researchers. In this study, we investigate the determinants of teachers attitudes among Flemish (Belgian) teachers (N = 620). Regression analysis has revealed that female teachers, Muslim teachers, younger teachers, and teachers with a four-year college degree have significantly more positive attitudes. Most interestingly, we found that teachers working in schools that enroll a larger share of Muslim students (greater than 50 percent) have more negative attitudes toward Muslim students than other teachers. The implications of these findings for educational policy are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal for the scientific study of religion. - Stons, Conn.
Publication
Stons, Conn. : 2012
ISSN
0021-8294
Volume/pages
51:2(2012), p. 368-376
ISI
000304867300012
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 12.05.2017
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