ERIC Number: EJ1021777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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The Struggle for Comprehensive Education in the Netherlands: The Representation of Secondary School Innovation in Dutch Newspaper Articles in the 1970s
Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Greveling, Linda; Dekker, Jeroen J. H.
History of Education, v42 n4 p460-485 2013
This article focuses on how Dutch newspapers represented the debate in the Netherlands in the 1970s on comprehensive education and thus influenced the Dutch Middle School experiment. Wiborg's identification of key factors of success in Scandinavia was used as a point of reference. The article shows that these key factors did not exist in the Netherlands because of the polarisation of liberals and social democrats. Furthermore, the article shows how newspapers played different roles, varying from disseminators of new ideas to sparking debate and from communicators of political views to a barometer, consequently influencing the political strategies chosen.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, Educational Innovation, News Reporting, Newspapers, Debate, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Information Sources, Activism, Educational Legislation, Position Papers, Middle School Students, Mass Media Role, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands