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Nieuwelink, Hessel; Dekker, Paul; ten Dam, Geert – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Studies show that adolescents who follow a higher educational track have more positive experiences than those of lower levels with aspects of democracy, such as decision-making or discussions. This study focuses on how adolescents from different educational tracks evaluate the various possibilities to experience democracy in daily life, and…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), School Role, Adolescents, Democracy
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Nieuwelink, Hessel; ten Dam, Geert; Dekker, Paul – Research Papers in Education, 2019
Studies show adults' attitudes towards citizenship to be related to their educational level. It has been claimed that higher educated people more often possess 'good' citizenship values. However, only limited insight exists into how differences in citizenship attitudes between adolescents from various educational tracks develop over time. In this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Political Socialization, Adolescent Attitudes
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Despite widespread attention to citizenship in educational practice, knowledge of the citizenship of students is still fragmented. We therefore present a comprehensive framework to integrate empirical data and theoretical insights into the citizenship of young people today. To develop and validate the framework, we conducted exploratory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Primary Education, Secondary School Students
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – European Journal of Education, 2014
Most of the empirical frameworks and theories concerned with the development of citizenship today are quite complex and only provide some guidance for what citizenship education should attend to; they do not provide insight into the actual citizenship of students. We constructed a typology of student citizenship, on the basis of data collected…
Descriptors: Classification, Citizenship, Individual Characteristics, Citizenship Education
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Boys show a stronger preference for digital entertainment games than girls. For this reason, it may be that game-based learning is more acceptable to boys than to girls. Yet game-based learning might improve the performance of both boys and girls, depending upon the instructional design. In a quasi-experimental study with a secret-trail game,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Heemskerk, Irma; Volman, Monique; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This paper presents the results of a study on students' appreciation of information and communication technology (ICT) applications in schools for general secondary education. We investigate to what extent students from different gender and ethnic backgrounds appreciate various characteristics of ICT tools. The research question is, "How are…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Heemskerk, Irma; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert; Admiraal, Wilfried – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Educational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be an appropriate tool for creating flexible learning environments. ICT can contribute to flexibility through its potential to keep content up-to-date and to address personal learning needs. ICT could, thus, make learning more accessible to a wider group of students. However, doing…
Descriptors: Scripts, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Minority Groups
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Boersma, Annoesjka; ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique; Wardekker, Wim – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
The aim of this study is to contribute to the innovation of pre-vocational education, in particular, students' orientation at possible future occupations. From our theoretical understanding, vocational orientation that makes sense to students requires them to be part of a "community of learners for vocational orientation". In such a…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Secondary School Students, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning