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Driessen, Geert; van Langen, Annemarie – International Review of Education, 2013
A moral panic has broken out in several countries after recent studies showed that girls were outperforming boys in education. Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, the present study examines the position of boys and girls in Dutch primary education and in the first phase of secondary education over the past ten to fifteen years. On the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Effect Size
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Driessen, Geert – International Review of Education, 2007
Since the mid-1990s, considerable concern has been expressed about the feminization of education. The underlying assumption is that the increasing number of female teachers is leading to a lack of male role models, which may then have negative consequences for the achievement and behaviour of boys in particular. For this reason, policy is…
Descriptors: Role Models, Elementary Education, Gender Differences, Males
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Teelken, Christine; Driessen, Geert; Smit, Frederik – International Review of Education, 2005
This contribution is based on comparative case studies of secondary schools in England, the Netherlands and Scotland. The authors conclude that although opportunities for school choice are offered in a formal sense in each of the locations studied, in certain cases choice is not particularly encouraged. In order to explain this disparity between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria, Case Studies, School Choice
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Driessen, Geert; Dekkers, Hetty – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Describes the Educational Priority Policy (EPP), implemented in the Netherlands in 1985 to reduce the educational disadvantage of socioeconomically challenged students. Describes an EPP evaluation that examined the impact of gender, social class, and ethnic background on test performance. Social class and immigrant status were found to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Disadvantaged