Instroom of school? De invloed van scholen en andere socialisatievelden op de houdingen van leerlingen


  • Elchardus,Mark
  • Kavadias,Dimokritos
  • Siongers,Jessy




As values are increasingly considered vital for good citizenship, community building and economic growth, schools are expected to engage in values-education. Many people doubt the ability of schools to influence significantly the values of their pupils. This paper analyses the influence of schools on the attitudes of pupils, using representative data from 4.722 pupils in the highest grade of 63 schools. The value dimensions or attitudes under investigation are ethnocentrism, moral tolerance and school well-being. To estimate the influence of schools, the multilevel analysis checks characteristics of the family of origin, the religion or worldview of the pupils, their participation in associational life, and the pupils' taste and media cultures. Results indicate that schools exert an important net influence on the ethnocentrism and ethical liberalism of their pupils. The family largely determines the sense of school well-being. There are no significant differences between public and private schools in these matters. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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