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Schutte, Ingrid; Kamans, Elanor; Wolfensberger, Marca; Veugelers, Wiel – Education Sciences, 2018
How can undergraduate students be prepared for global citizenship? This question was investigated in a mixed-methods case study of an international, blended one-semester course. Undergraduate honors students (N = 22) from the USA and the Netherlands collaborated to explore what it means to be a member of the global community. Curriculum guidelines…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Bartels, Rob; Onstenk, Jeroen; Veugelers, Wiel – Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Philosophy for Democracy is a research project which aims to examine whether and how Philosophy with Children contributes to the development of democratic skills and attitudes. Philosophy with Children seeks to develop children's critical thinking, their ability to judge, enhance their dialogical skills and attitudes and to contribute to their…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Children, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Schuitema, Jaap; Radstake, Hester; van de Pol, Janneke; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2018
Classroom discussion is frequently proposes as an essential part of democratic citizenship education. Literature, however, pays little attention to what kind of discussion is most effective and how teachers can facilitate a discussion. This study aims to contribute to the development of a framework for analysing the characteristics of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Veugelers, Wiel; de Groot, Isolde; Llomovatte, Silvia; Naidorf, Judith – Education and Society, 2017
Given the fact that countries can differ in their educational policy and practice and that these national contexts are influenced by international developments makes it interesting to do comparative research into policy and practice of different countries. In this article we present the results of a comparative inquiry into citizenship and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Stolk, Vincent; Gasenbeek, Bert; Veugelers, Wiel – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
Secularisation is often mentioned as an explanation for changes in worldview education in modern history. Worldview education has become less preoccupied with preaching religious truths and more with developing children's personal worldviews. However, how secularisation exactly explains these changes is not clear. To get a clearer picture, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, World Views, Periodicals
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Bartels, Rob; Onstenk, Jeroen; Veugelers, Wiel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Philosophy for Democracy is a research project that aims to examine whether and how Philosophy with Children contributes to the development of democratic skills and attitudes. In the Netherlands, as in almost all Western countries, Philosophy with Children is linked with the movement for citizenship education. This article reports the research on…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Philosophy
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de Groot, Isolde; Veugelers, Wiel – Education and Society, 2015
In the last decade, educational researchers have identified various key components of a thick type of democratic citizenship education. This article presents our conception of thick democracy and explains how this conception resulted from an explorative inquiry into existing conceptions of thick democracy in educational research. With this thick…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Research, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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de Groot, Isolde; Goodson, Ivor; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Review, 2014
Previous educational studies have investigated the impact of skills and contextual influences on adolescents' citizenship participation and efficacy. Yet, we know little about how adolescents give meaning to their citizenship efficacy. This study explores the narratives of 27 adolescents in the Netherlands on their citizenship efficacy. A thematic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Luttenberg, Johan; Carpay, Thérèse; Veugelers, Wiel – Journal of Educational Change, 2013
Large-scale educational reforms are difficult to realize and often fail. In the literature, the course of reform and problems associated with this are frequently discussed. The explanations and recommendations then provided are so diverse that it is difficult to gain a comprehensive overview of what factors are at play and how to take them into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, Social Systems, Models
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Carpay, Thérèse; Luttenberg, Johan; Veugelers, Wiel; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
In large-scale educational reforms, many actors play their roles. The diversity of contributions and lack of harmonization prove to be frequently found to cause educational reform failures. Many explanations for these failures focus on differences between the actors and on differences in their contributions to the reform process. In this article,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Differences, Curriculum Development
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Stolk, Vincent; Los, Willeke; Veugelers, Wiel – History of Education, 2012
Studies in the history of physical education show that it was often promoted for socio-political reasons: to stimulate nation-building or increase economic productivity and/or military strength. By contrast, a different kind of motivation has received little attention in historical studies: the importance of physical education for the perfection…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, International Relations
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de Groot, Isolde; Goodson, Ivor; Veugelers, Wiel – Curriculum and Teaching, 2012
In citizenship education, tensions exist between pedagogical goals and students' perspectives. This article investigates the discrepancies and commonalities between the theoretical positions and young people's lived citizenship, especially concerning their conceptual and social foundations. Two theoretical positions on democratic citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Democracy, Student Attitudes
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Veugelers, Wiel – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
Schools are expected to pay attention to citizenship education, including for the global world. The concept global citizenship can get different meanings. In our theoretical orientation, we distinguish between three forms of modern global citizenship: Open global citizenship; Moral global citizenship; Social-political global citizenship. In an…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Moral Values, Global Approach
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2011
One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Interaction
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Leenders, Helene; Veugelers, Wiel; De Kat, Ewoud – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2008
In 2005 the Dutch Minister of Education proposed making it compulsory for all schools in The Netherlands to stimulate active citizenship and social integration. Teachers must give these educational goals a tangible form in their practice. What are the teachers' views on citizenship education? Concepts of citizenship education and the teacher's…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Influences, Required Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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