Immigrants parents rate school performance higher

02/04/2001 10:00

One third of immigrants state that they attach more importance to good results at school than to whether or not their child enjoys school. For native parents this is 7%. However, just as for native parents, most immigrant parents think the two are equally important.

Achievement and contentment at school

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When choosing a school, immigrant and native parents alike take the wishes of their children into account. Immigrant parents consider the results of the school nearly equally important. The location of the school and the atmosphere are considered less relevant, and religious denomination hardly comes into consideration at all for immigrant parents.

Main considerations when choosing a school

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In general, immigrants talk less with their children about school than native parents, especially about what happens in the course of a school day. However, they do discuss what their children have learned at school just as often as Dutch parents.

Parents who talk with their children about school daily

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Carin Reep