The Students’ Experience of School
This chapter looks at how the students perceive the four educational aspects of the school which might impact on tolerance (cognitive sophistication, contact, values socialisation and identity construction). The analysis of the student data suggests that the students’ perspective of the school is often formed relative to other familiar contexts, such as their home environment. Overall, the students’ perceptions of their educational experience showed a high degree of similarity. The school which showed the greatest degree of distinctiveness was the MI school. The additional information of the two chapters focussing on student perceptions and experiences (Chap. 4 and this chapter) lead to a revision of the provisional hypotheses of Chap. 3.
KeywordsPerceptions of learning School experience Values Tolerance School practices
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