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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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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Educational Research Review, 2013
Based on the assumption that schools can play a significant role in the citizenship development of students, in most contemporary modern societies schools are obligated to provide citizenship education. However, the effectiveness of different forms of citizenship education is still unclear. From the empirical literature on citizenship over the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Students, Classroom Environment
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Eidhof, Bram B. F.; ten Dam, Geert T. M.; Dijkstra, Anne Bert; van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
As schools are increasingly expected to develop their students' political and social engagement in order to promote good citizenship, they are struggling to define what good citizenship is. In this article, we put forward a way of formulating perspectives on citizenship that specifies the normative aspects of good citizenship in a systematic…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Schuitema, Jaap; van Boxtel, Carla; Veugelers, Wiel; ten Dam, Geert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
This study investigates the relationship between the quality of student dialogue and students' ability to justify their viewpoints on a moral issue. A curriculum unit for dialogic citizenship education was developed and implemented in the 8th grade of secondary education. In the final lesson, students discussed a moral issue and then wrote an…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Moral Issues, Moral Values
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Schuitema, Jaap; ten Dam, Geert; Veugelers, Wiel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
We present the results of a literature review of studies on teaching strategies for moral education in secondary schools (1995-2003). The majority of the studies focus on the "what" and "why", i.e. the objectives, of curriculum-oriented moral education. Attention to the instructional formats for enhancing the prosocial and moral development of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Service Learning, Social Influences, Moral Development
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; ten Dam, Geert – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Despite the renewed interest in citizenship education, relatively little is known about effective ways to realize citizenship education in the classroom. In the literature on citizenship education, dialogue is considered to be a crucial element. However, there is very little, if any, empirical research into the different ways to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Instructional Effectiveness, History Instruction, Integrated Curriculum
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Zwaans, Annemieke; ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
This article focuses on the enhancement of social competence of students in secondary education. In the literature two perspectives on social competence can be distinguished: an "educating for adulthood" perspective and an "educating for citizenship" perspective. From each perspective, goals are formulated for what education should be aimed at and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Citizenship Education