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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Volman, Monique – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Inquiry-based working contributes to teacher professionalization and educational improvements. This article presents the key findings of a qualitative case study carried out in three primary schools in the Netherlands. That study focused on the inquiry-based working of school boards, school leaders and teachers, with the goal of better…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Boards of Education, Educational Improvement
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Sözeri, Semiha; Kosar-Altinyelken, Hülya; Volman, Monique – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This article provides an overview of the discourses on Dutch mosque education. Based on a review of the scholarly debates on mosque education in West, we conducted a qualitative content analysis of newspaper articles containing references to mosque education between 2010 and 2016 (N = 45). The data are sampled from the five largest Dutch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Islam, Newspapers
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Andre, Lucija; Durksen, Tracy; Volman, Monique L. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
In this review, we focus on the museum activities and strategies that encourage and support children's learning. In order to provide insight into what is known about children's learning in museums, we examined study content, methodology and the resultant knowledge from the last decade of research. Because interactivity is increasingly seen as…
Descriptors: Museums, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Learning Activities
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de Koster, Sandra; Volman, Monique; Kuiper, Els – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
The integration of technology into the classroom remains a challenge for those involved. A concept-guided approach to the development of technology has been suggested as a way of meeting this challenge. This multiple case study was performed in the context of a project in which five elementary schools in The Netherlands with a school concept that…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Verhoeven, Monique; Poorthuis, Astrid M. G.; Volman, Monique – Educational Psychology Review, 2019
Schools can play an important role in adolescents' identity development. To date, research on the role of school in adolescents' identity development is scattered across research fields that employ different theoretical perspectives on identity. The aim of this literature review was to integrate the findings on the role of school in adolescents'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Development, Adolescent Development, School Role
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van de Pol, Janneke; Mercer, Neil; Volman, Monique – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Providing contingent or adaptive support (i.e., scaffolding) is effective. Yet it is unclear how it promotes students' learning. In this mixed-methods study, we investigated to what extent the effect of contingent support for students' learning is mediated by the extent to which students take up teachers' support in subsequent small-group work. We…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Small Group Instruction, Group Dynamics
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of psychological factors that influence inquiry-based leadership. This study investigates how affective attitude, experienced social pressure, and self-efficacy relate to aspects of inquiry-based school leadership. A school leader's inquiry habit of mind, data literacy, and the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Affective Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Educational Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based working by teachers includes working with an inquiry habit of mind, being data literate, contributing to a culture of inquiry at the school level, and creating a culture of inquiry at the classroom level. Inquiry-based working has been found to contribute to educational improvements and the professionalisation of teachers. This study…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Active Learning, Inquiry, Primary Education
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Snoek, Marco; Enthoven, Mascha; Kessels, Joseph; Volman, Monique – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2017
In this case study, we investigate how the development and impact of teacher leadership through a Master's programme can be supported by a design that encourages boundary crossing activities between schools and universities. The case study focuses on 42 experienced teachers from three vocational colleges who were promoted to senior teacher…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Teacher Leadership, College School Cooperation, Experienced Teachers
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Gaikhorst, Lisa; Beishuizen, Jos; Roosenboom, Bart; Volman, Monique – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study provides insight in the variety of urban-related challenges that beginning teachers experience in urban schools. Literature on urban teaching focuses on teaching children from low socio-economic status (SES) and/or culturally diverse backgrounds. In many European cities, however, schools are populated by both children from relatively…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Education
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Karssen, Merlijn; van der Veen, Ineke; Volman, Monique – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
The number of bi-ethnic children is increasing. The focus of this study is on bi-ethnic students in the Netherlands with one parent with an ethnic majority background and one parent with an ethnic minority background. Most studies that have investigated educational outcomes and social functioning in school for bi-ethnic students have not focused…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Multiracial Persons, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups
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Boersma, Annoesjka; ten Dam, Geert; Wardekker, Willem; Volman, Monique – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In this study, the concept of "community of learners" was used to improve initial vocational education. The framework of a 'community of learners for vocational orientation' that we present offers both a theoretical understanding of teaching-learning processes in initial vocational education and heuristics for the design of innovative…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Communities of Practice
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Karssen, Merlijn; van der Veen, Ineke; Volman, Monique – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2016
The present study examined the relationship between ethnic diversity in school and educational outcomes, social-emotional functioning, and citizenship competences for bi-ethnic students. The focus of this study is bi-ethnic children with 1 non-migrant parent (with 2 non-migrant grandparents) and 1 migrant parent (with 2 foreign grandparents). It…
Descriptors: Ethnic Diversity, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Citizenship
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Blankman, Marian; van der Schee, Joop; Boogaard, Marianne; Volman, Monique – Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This paper describes the result of a design study in which a geography course was developed and tested aiming to develop the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of first-year primary student teachers. This resulted in a course called "Consciously Teaching Geography" with characteristics as (1) starting from students' preconceptions and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Curriculum Design, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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de Koster, Sandra; Volman, Monique; Kuiper, Els – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
One of the main affordances of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) is its potential for increasing classroom interactivity, yet little is known about the interactivity it supports in schools with different educational concepts. In this study we analysed what types of whole-class interactivity the IWB supports in schools with either a…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Interactive Video
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