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School classes in problem areas: What influences teachers’ evaluations when giving education recommendations?

5/4/2018

As part of LIfBilectures, Katarina Weßling from the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University presented on the topic “The Teacher and the ‘Ghetto’–Investigating the Influence of School Class and Neighbourhood Contexts on Teachers’ Evaluations of Primary School Students”. She shared her thoughts and analyses of the influence of school class composition and economical-cultural school environment on teachers’ recommendations for a choice of secondary schools.

She conducted her analyses with Dominik Becker from the Institute for Sociology at the University of Tübingen. The empirical base of their research was data from NEPS Starting Cohort 2 “Kindergarten”, especially the data about children in elementary schools from Grades 1 through 4, combined with socioeconomic and sociocultural data of the school environment of the children, which can be accessed as a supplement through the NEPS data.

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