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      Schooling, Citizen-Making, and Anti-Immigrant Prejudice in France

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          Are schools an effective institution to build citizenship and to transmit values associated with a given citizenship regime? A survey of 300 middle and high school pupils showed that for pupils, the representation of the French citizenship model is structured in two dimensions, ‘republican citizenship’ (or colorblind equality) and ‘new laïcité’ (or secularism), replicating previous research among adults. Moreover, the results support the schools’ effectiveness in the transmission of republican values by showing that in the mainstream track, older high school pupils endorse more strongly than younger school pupils both the principle of republican citizenship and new laïcité. The fact that this is not the case for pupils in a professional track suggests that these results are not simply a question of age but of schooling. Finally, support is found for a theoretical model suggesting that these two principles of the French citizenship model mediate the effect of schooling on prejudice. The implications of these results for current theories of intergroup relations are discussed.

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          L’école est-elle une institution efficace pour former les citoyens et transmettre les valeurs portées par un modèle d’intégration? Une étude auprès de 300 collégiens et lycéens montre que, pour les élèves, la représentation du modèle d’intégration français se structure en deux dimensions, « la citoyenneté républicaine » (ou le « colorblind ») et la « nouvelle laïcité », répliquant ainsi les recherches menées précédemment auprès d’adultes. De plus, les résultats confirment le rôle de l’école dans la transmission des valeurs républicaines en montrant que, au sein du cursus général, les lycéens adhèrent plus fortement aux principes de citoyenneté républicaine et de nouvelle laïcité que les collégiens. Le fait que ce ne soit pas le cas chez les élèves en lycée professionnel suggère que ces résultats ne sont pas simplement dus à l’âge, mais à la scolarisation. Enfin, les résultats appuient un modèle théorique suggérant que ces deux principes du modèle d’intégration français médiatisent l’effet de l’éducation sur les préjugés. Les implications de ces résultats pour les théories des relations intergroupes actuelles sont discutées.

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                Journal
                JSPP
                J Soc Polit Psych
                Journal of Social and Political Psychology
                J. Soc. Polit. Psych.
                PsychOpen
                2195-3325
                26 October 2015
                : 3
                : 2
                : 20-42
                Affiliations
                [a ]Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive (CNRS-UMR 6024), Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
                [2]Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
                Author notes
                [* ]Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive (CNRS-UMR 6024), Université Clermont Auvergne, 34 avenue Carnot, 63037 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1, France. Elodie.Roebroeck@ 123456univ-bpclermont.fr
                Article
                jspp.v3i2.391
                10.5964/jspp.v3i2.391
                31f1234d-a412-4e47-8125-6ecdb44b97fc
                Copyright @ 2015

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                History
                : 20 May 2014
                : 20 March 2015
                Categories
                Special Thematic Section on "The Social Psychology of Citizenship, Participation and Social Exclusion"

                Psychology
                schooling,education,éducation,égalité,republican citizenship,laïcité,equality,prejugés,école,color-blindness,prejudice,citoyenneté républicaine

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