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Title: Het (de)segregerend effect van het werken met deelgebieden bij de toepassing van de evenredige verdeling van kansarme en kansrijke leerlingen. Het Gentse basisonderwijs als casestudy
Other Titles: Deriving social mix criteria from neighbourhood demographics: Does it help to desegregate schools? The case of Ghent primary educa¬tion
Authors: Verhaeghe, Jean Pierre # ×
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Die Keure
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Onderwijsrecht en Onderwijsbeleid vol:2012 issue:3 pages:205-225
Abstract: From 2013-2014 on Flemish primary schools in areas with a local consultation platform have to strive for a social mix that is proportionate with their environments. Differentiation between sub-areas (natural catchment areas) with respect to the proportions of seats to be reserved for socially disadvantaged pupils, is allowed. An often heard critique is that such a differentiation would tend to strengthen existing school segregation rather than lead to desegregation. In this article, first the new Flemish regulations with regard to desegregation are analysed. Next – using the figures for the city of Ghent as a case study – quantitative analyses show that (within the Flemish context) in neighbourhoods with high rates of socially disadvantaged pupils goal setting based on the average proportion of socially disadvantaged pupils across the city would either have no effect or even lead to more segregation. The conclusion is that desegregation within catchment areas is surely worthwhile enough and a more realistic goal than a uniform social mix across the whole city.
ISSN: 0778-0443
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Educational Effectiveness and Evaluation
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