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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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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