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Kleijnen, Ellen; Huysmans, Frank; Elbers, Ed – SAGE Open, 2015
The educational achievement of children from non-Western migrant families in the Netherlands and other Western countries lags behind that of natives, especially when it comes to language proficiency and reading ability. This literature review pinpoints what is known and what is as yet unknown about reducing learning disadvantages through school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Children
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van Drenth, Annemieke – Educational Review, 2002
Examines educational activities organized by local committees and women's organizations in 19th-century Netherlands to protect working girls from prostitution. Places these activities in the context of the social construction of gender identity. (Contains 27 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Females
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Lamba, Isaac C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Although some educational progress at grassroot level was made by the Dutch Reformed Church Mission (DRCM) in African Malawi, the DCRM system contributed mostly to underdevelopment. Most Malawians were introduced to semi-literacy under thousands of semi-qualified teachers, and very few Africans who passed through the system later distinguished…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Sturm, Johan; Groenendijk, Leendert; Kruithof, Bernard; Rens, Julialet – Comparative Education, 1998
A system of completely equal treatment of state and religious denominational elementary schools has existed in the Netherlands since 1920 and is firmly rooted in previous centuries of Dutch history. Development of this "pillarized" educational system is traced and discussed in relation to situations in South Africa and in countries with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Elementary Education, Equal Education
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Marks, Gary L. – New England Journal of History, 1991
Contends that, although Pilgrim leader John Robinson never traveled to North America, he personified the sense of purpose that held the pilgrimage together through trials, failures, and harassments. Discusses the history and issues of separatism during the development of the Puritan church in England and the Netherlands. (DK)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), European History, Foreign Countries, Puritans
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Bieta, Gert J. J.; Miedema, Siebren – American Journal of Education, 1996
Explores educational reform at the turn of the century, documenting the influence of European educational thought and practice on the work of John Dewey and the influence of Dewey's ideas on education in Turkey, Russia, and the Netherlands. A context-specific approach to discussions of Progressivism is required. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Context Effect, Educational Change, Educational History
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Hake, Barry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
The development of residential programs in the Netherlands was significantly influenced by efforts to relieve young adult unemployment in the 1920s-1930s. Residential education, provided through folk high schools, was incorporated into government strategies to respond to the economic crisis. (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Residential Programs
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Karsten, Sjoerd – Comparative Education, 1999
Traces the development of Dutch educational policy since the compromise of 1917, by which private and public schools were given equal financial support. Examines the extent to which neoliberal reforms of the 1980s brought about radical changes in the Dutch education system, focusing on increased autonomy, freedom of school choice, privatization,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wubbels, Theo – European Journal of Teacher Education, 1992
Outlines the relationship between Dutch universities and teacher education in a historical context. The article examines Dutch primary and secondary education and related higher education, noting the role of universities and vocational institutions. Comments on movements of teacher education toward and away from the universities are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica, 1990
Examines nineteenth-century psychiatric institutions in the Netherlands, focusing on institutions for difficult and neglected children. Considers these areas: (1) background and character of committals; (2) scientific, professional, legal, and financial contexts; and (3) the scope and course of reformatory schooling and healing. (DB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Standards, Children, Correctional Education
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Leonards, Chris – Paedagogica Historica, 1990
Examines the overhaul of the treatment of Dutch criminal children between 1830 and 1880. Discusses reforms taken, including the placing of children considered reeducable in separate youth prisons. Argues that private institutions, like the Dutch Prison Society, sponsored these reforms. Analyzes the success rate of educating these children. (DB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Children, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Lynch-Brown, Carol – Early Child Development and Care, 1989
Excerpts from a recent interview with Netherlands author Annie M. G. Schmidt describe her background and her career as a writer of poems and stories for young children. The interviewer notes that few of Schmidt's works have been translated into English and that their lack of exchange is a persistent difficulty in the field of children's…
Descriptors: Authors, Biographical Inventories, Childrens Literature, Communication Problems
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Bostock, William W. – Babel, 1988
Documents the evolution of the Dutch and French languages. Policy and planning initiatives for both languages are discussed, and organizations responsible for planning initiatives for each language are described. (DJD)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Dutch, French, Language Planning
Kallen, D. B. P.; And Others – Western European Education, 1985
The history of education in the Netherlands, including the political and administrative framework of educational policy, the relation between education and the labor market, and current trends, is discussed. Teacher education, educational planning, and participation by educators and noneducators in the schools through committees are also examined.…
Descriptors: Committees, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Western European Education, 1980
Traces educational trends in the Netherlands from the 16th century to the present. Characterizes Dutch education in the 19th and 20th centuries as a system of quality, comprehensiveness, and thoroughness. Contemporary trends include bilingual education, modernization, politicization in higher education, emphasis on lifelong learning, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational History