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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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Ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique – European Journal of Education, 2007
In this article we discuss the social competence students should acquire to participate in society in an adequate manner. The focus is on social competence as an educational goal and on the question of how to evaluate the efforts of schools in enhancing the social competence of their students. First, a review study is presented of research on the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Students
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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
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Zwaans, Annemieke; van der Veen, Ineke; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This article concerns the relationship between social-educational goals and the school context. We used a questionnaire to map the educational goals of teachers in pre-vocational education in the field of social competence, and investigated whether these goals were related to the percentage of students from ethnic-minority groups and to the urban…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Urban Environment, Educational Environment