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Organisation

Schools & Policy (SeP)

Research Group

Lifecycle:1 Jan 2007 →  30 Sep 2011
Organisation profile:The research activities of the team are located on the intersection between schools and policy. This perspective embraces policy research as well as more fundamental research on the influence of schools on citizens values and political knowledge. The policy-oriented research is concerned with research into educational attainment and equal opportunity-policies (in Flanders), the financing-mechanisms of the Flemish educational system and the social-characteristics of teachers in Flanders. The group has also consolidated expertise in the use of administrative databases to reproduce censusdata on the educational attainment of the Belgian Population. The more fundamental research focusses on the influence of schools and teachers on the shaping of political attitudes and knowledge of adolescents (political socialisation).
Keywords:EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOOL POLICY, REGISTERED-BASED CENSUS, EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
Disciplines:Other economics and business, Education curriculum, Education systems, General pedagogical and educational sciences, Specialist studies in education, Other pedagogical and educational sciences, Applied sociology, Policy and administration, Social psychology, Social stratification, Social theory and sociological methods, Sociology of life course, family and health, Other sociology and anthropology, Citizenship, immigration and political inequality, International and compartive politics, Multilevel governance, National politics, Political behaviour, Political organisations and institutions, Political theory and methodology, Public administration, Other political science