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Eidhof, Bram B. F.; ten Dam, Geert T. M.; Dijkstra, A. B.; van de Werfhorst, H. G. – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Schools are expected to fulfil different types of goals, including citizenship development. An important question is to what extent schools can simultaneously promote different learning outcomes. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between language ability and youth citizenship. Using a representative sample of 2429 grade 6 pupils (age…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Citizenship, Language Skills, Correlation
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Geijsel, Femke; Ledoux, Guuske; Reumerman, Rene; ten Dam, Geert – Journal of Youth Studies, 2012
The results of a nationwide study of the citizenship competences of adolescents in the Netherlands are presented from the perspective of democratic citizenship in this article. Citizenship competences are defined as the knowledge, skills, attitudes and reflection needed by young people in a democratic and multicultural society to adequately fulfil…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Citizenship
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Heemskerk, Irma; Volman, Monique; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This paper presents the results of a study on students' appreciation of information and communication technology (ICT) applications in schools for general secondary education. We investigate to what extent students from different gender and ethnic backgrounds appreciate various characteristics of ICT tools. The research question is, "How are…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Klop, Tanja; Severiens, Sabine E.; Knippels, Marie-Christine P. J.; van Mil, Marc H. W.; Ten Dam, Geert T. M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This article evaluated the impact of a four-lesson science module on the attitudes of secondary school students. This science module (on cancer and modern biotechnology) utilises several design principles, related to a social constructivist perspective on learning. The expectation was that the module would help students become more articulate in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes
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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