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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
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Beckers, Danny – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In 1968, Hans Freudenthal launched the journal "Educational Studies in Mathematics." This paper describes the events leading to the foundation of this journal. It turns out that his wife, Suus Freudenthal, deserves more credit for her husband's interest and achievements in mathematics education. The couple was interested in education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Educational History, Periodicals
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Elshof, Toke – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education (RE) in secondary schools in the Netherlands is challenged to redefine the educational aims. Concerning this debate, the preference for a cognitive approach is remarkably dominant, not only among scholars but among RE teachers as well. This appeal for a cognitive turn is based upon two hypotheses: first on the presumption of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Secondary Education, Catholics, Foreign Countries
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Bertram-Troost, Gerdien; Versteegt, Inge; van der Kooij, Jacomijn; van Nes, Inger; Miedema, Siebren – Education Sciences, 2018
Religious diversity within Dutch schools has greatly increased. We carried out an empirical study to offer insights into how secondary school teachers (try to) relate to the formal Protestant Christian identity of their school, the challenges they experience in relation to their own personal worldview, and the recommendations they have to overcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Religion, Christianity
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van Rijswijk, Martine M.; Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Akkerman, Sanne F.; van Tartwijk, Jan – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Initiatives aimed at supporting student teachers for entering and staying in the teaching profession require a better understanding of the nature of student teachers' development as it unfolds during teacher education. Accordingly, we focused on changes in the extent to which student teachers perceive and expect dis/continuity in their development…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research Universities, Foreign Countries
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Bruïne, Erica de; Willemse, T. Martijn; Franssens, Janneke; Eynde, Sofie van; Vloeberghs, Lijne; Vandermarliere, Leen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Family-School Partnerships (FSP) are important for students' academic achievements and social-emotional development. Therefore, pre-service teachers need to learn how to establish this. However, in teacher education programmes this topic is insufficiently addressed partially attributed to already overloaded programmes. This study reports on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Turcatti, Domiziana – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study focuses on life histories collected from Moroccan Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and describes their experiences in diverse programs of the Dutch secondary education system. The study questions whether the present Dutch educational system facilitates the 'gaining of place' for the youth within Dutch society or whether it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Gubbels, Joyce; Coppens, Karien M.; de Wolf, Inge – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
There is a global trend towards including children with special needs in mainstream schools instead of placing them in special schools. However, the numbers of students in special schools varies greatly among regions due to variations in educational systems, funding arrangements -- and the incentives that are associated with these arrangements --…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Schools
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Rodrigues, Rosa G.; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Notten, Ton; Severiens, Sabine E. – Educational Research, 2018
Background: The transition from primary school to secondary school is a crucial period of time for children and this may be especially the case for pupils with migrant backgrounds. While there has been considerable research on the transition from primary to secondary school, more needs to be known specifically about the experiences of this group…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Background, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kester, Liesbeth; Janssen, Caressa; de Jonge, Mario; Louws, Monika; Post, Lysanne; Lockhorst, Ditte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Personalizing learning with technology in secondary schools might be a way to diffuse innovations in both technology and education at the same time. In the current study, personalizing learning with technology is studied from three perspectives: teacher, learner and technology. Data about the implementation and evaluation of the interventions in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Education
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Bouwmans, Matthijs; Béneker, Tine – London Review of Education, 2018
This article explores the usefulness of Maude's translation of Young's idea of powerful knowledge into geography education. Maude's classification of five types of powerful knowledge in geography education was used to analyse the written curriculum of the 'human and society' interdisciplinary domain in four schools in the Netherlands. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level, Interdisciplinary Approach
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van Houten, Maarten Matheus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The Netherlands has a binary higher education system in which academic education and higher professional education at EQF levels 5-8 co-exist. There is also secondary vocational education at EQF levels 1 up to 4. In this paper, I analyse policy documents resulting from the Bologna Process and argue that under neo-liberal conditions, higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Professional Education
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Baartman, L. K. J.; Kilbrink, N.; de Bruijn, E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In vocational education, students learn in different school-based and workplace-based learning environments and engage with different types of knowledge in these environments. Students are expected to integrate these experiences and make meaning of them in relation to their own professional knowledge base. This study focuses both on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Secondary Education
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