On 9th October, Valentina presented at the 2023 Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) Annual Conference – Life Courses in Times of Uncertainty held in Munich, Germany.
At the 2023 SLLS Conference, Valentina presented preliminary results for a work-in-progress BIPE paper investigating ethnic biases in English state primary schools. The paper explores to what extent teacher perceptions of students’ school effort are in agreement with students’ own reported school effort. First, it considers whether any discrepancies between the two are systematically linked to the student ethnic background, then it investigates the impact of the school ethnic composition on these patterns of ethnic teacher biases.
Preliminary empirical evidence shows that teacher perceptions of students’ school effort are not entirely in agreement with students’ own reports: indeed, they appear to be biased based on the ethnic background of the student in question. We also find evidence that the more contact a teacher has with students of a certain ethnicity, the less their perception of students of that specific ethnicity will be negatively biased.
Slides from the presentation can be viewed on our ‘Materials and publications’ page.