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Greveling, Linda; Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
In the Netherlands, crossing borders to study comprehensive schools was an important strategy in the 1970s, a decisive period for the start and the end of the innovation. According to policy-borrowing theory, actors that engage in debating educational issues are framing foreign examples of comprehensive schooling to convince their audiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Education, Educational Innovation
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; de Beer, Fedor H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
In the mid-1950s the head of the Dutch Provincial Psychiatric Service of Groningen, Dr H. Kuipers, became involved in a fierce dispute with Mr J.J. Zuidema, the headmaster of the local school for children with mental disabilities. Both the psychiatrist and the headmaster claimed authority over the testing of children's intelligence as part of the…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Physicians, School Psychologists