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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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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert – Research in Higher Education, 2012
Women, on average, outnumber men and are more successful in higher education. A literature overview showed that these differences may be explained by gender differences in learner characteristics, by external factors and by institutional factors. This study aims to explain gender differences in higher education in more detail by focusing on one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Gender Differences, Role
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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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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, 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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Dijkstra, Anne Bert; Geijsel, Femke; Ledoux, Guuske; van der Veen, Ineke; ten Dam, Geert – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
This study examines the effects of general educational quality of schools, school citizenship policy, and ethnic homogeneity of the student body on the acquisition of citizenship competences in the final year of primary education. The theoretical framework is based on developmental, psychological, and sociological studies into effects of social…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Citizenship, School Policy, Racial Composition
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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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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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Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Boys show a stronger preference for digital entertainment games than girls. For this reason, it may be that game-based learning is more acceptable to boys than to girls. Yet game-based learning might improve the performance of both boys and girls, depending upon the instructional design. In a quasi-experimental study with a secret-trail game,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Stam, Martin; Miedema, Wietske; Onstenk, Jeroen; Wardekker, Willem; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
This article describes experiences with a qualitative research project into teachers' learning from innovating their own educational practices. Decades of New Public Management (NPM) in the Netherlands, with its top-down and businesslike approach to areas of public interest, obscured the learning and innovating capacity of teachers, teams, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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