A. B. Dijkstra

A. B. Dijkstra
University of Amsterdam | UVA · Department of Education

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The Dutch school system is characterized by early educational tracking and high school autonomy. This chapter focuses on how this is related to citizenship competences among students. Results of IEA’s International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2016 study indicate that whereas by itself citizenship competences of students in the Neth...
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Using a mixed-methods approach, this paper investigates current views within society about what civic knowledge is important for students leaving secondary education. We combined questionnaire data from a representative national sample with data from a multiple-case study among several focus groups of stakeholders with various roles in society. The...
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This paper analyses how young people’s citizenship knowledge is related to the different domains of citizenship in their daily lives. Based on a representative sample of some 5300 students in the third year of 80 Dutch secondary schools, our study relates citizenship knowledge to student background and school characteristics. The knowledge test dev...
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We still have only a limited understanding of the effectiveness of schools in promoting citizenship, the factors explaining this effectiveness and the way in which these aspects interact. Using elaborate cross-sectional data from students, teachers, team leaders and school leaders at 78 Dutch secondary schools, this study empirically examines a sch...
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This article examines the role of teachers, parents, and friends in stimulating the development of societal interest among adolescents. It assesses the extent teachers can compensate for societal interest differences among adolescents that arise due to socioeconomic differences. The YeS panel study is used, with 587 students aged 13–18 assessed ann...
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This study examined the association between teacher-student and student-student relationships on societal involvement in Dutch primary and secondary schools. In addition, it studied differences in the effects of teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships among students from various parental backgrounds on societal involvement,...
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Schools’ role in the development of students’ attitudes towards society is increasing deliberated, which also leads to question how these attitudes can be assessed. Assessment instruments typically use Likert-type items to measure the extent to which students agree or disagree to certain statements. In this study we aim to evaluate an alternative a...
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The goal of this paper was to examine the relation between teachers and students and between students on societal involvement in Dutch secondary schools. As such, we studied the role of parents on adolescents’ societal involvement and to what extent positive teacher-student and student-student relationships reduced differences in societal involveme...
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- School inspections can take different approaches to evaluating school social quality. - This paper discusses three distinct models of approach: a process model, a school improvement model and an output model. - Each of the models serves different mechanisms for effective school inspection. - The paper presents a school effectiveness model of soci...
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Kennis over burgerschapsonderwijs vanuit wetenschap en praktijk Scholen hebben de belangrijke taak om bij te dragen aan het burgerschap van leerlingen. Niet alle scholen gaat dat even gemakkelijk af. Veel scholen en leraren zijn dan ook op zoek naar geschikte manieren om burgerschap een plek te geven in hun onderwijs. Dit onderzoek, met subsidie v...
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Assessment of citizenship competences has become common practice following the statutory assignment of citizenship education to schools in many countries. Assessment can serve various goals. The suitability of various types of instruments depends on the alignment with the goals intended. In this paper we evaluate four types of instruments and their...
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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 1...
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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 manner...
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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 con...
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Since the 1990s, the media and public authorities in many developed countries have published data on the quality of public services such as schools, hospitals and police. In the education sector the publication of performance indicators and league tables generated considerable debate. In this article, the policy context of this development in the e...
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Unlike parents in most areas of the United States, parents in different European societies have a real choice of comparable schools, both public and private, and they can exercise their options without paying very high fees. Most often the private schools are Catholic or Protestant schools that operate within the national educational system and rec...
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Sociaal kapitaal van middelbare scholieren : Effecten van netwerkbindingen en intergenerationele relaties van leerlingen op scholen voor voortgezet onderwijs
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In het najaar van 1997 maakte Trouw in een bijlage de schoolprestaties van alle scholen voor voortgezet onderwijs in Nederland openbaar (Agerbeek, Hageman, Kreulen & Lakmaker, 1997). Geordend naar provincie en schooltype publiceerde het dagblad voor elke school het percentage 'onvertraagd geslaagden' (een schatting van het percentage leerlingen dat...
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Building upon the assumption that cohesion between different levels of the school is essential to the schools’ effectiveness, the hypothesis is tested that a close kinship between school and parental community causes a positive effect on student outcomes in primary schools. Recent theories regarding the effects of ‘functional communities’ on academ...
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Dans sa fonction d'integration des nouvelles generations a l'interieur d'une culture, la scolarisation s'attache a une vision globale du monde et a une philosophie de vie. Morale et religions viennent s'inscrire sur cet horizon. L'A. s'interroge sur les determinations religieuses qui ont contribue a elaborer le systeme scolaire aux Pays-Bas et nota...
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In the international discussion about enlargement of parental choice and private deliverance of education, the Dutch arrangement is quite often regarded as a 'unique' system. This paper discuss the features of this Dutch arrangement as a variation of comparable arrangements within European Union, wherein parents can make a real choice between compa...
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Despite the claim that plurality - be it religious, cultural, moral, or other - is important to the way in which schools achieve socialisation, there are few empirically validated data concerning the effects of a school system organised around plurality. This contriubution explores the influence of faith-based schools on outcomes of schooling outsi...
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secondary education Using longitudinal data on 7,300 students at 150 schools in the Netherlands, we discuss the importance of being part of a functional community and the religiosity of students for their scholastic achievement in high school. According to Coleman and Hoffer (1987)a functional community strengthens the educational opportunities of...
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Inhoud: Beate Völker Sociaal kapitaal, gemeenschap en burgerschap: bij wijze van inleiding BURGERWACHT: OVER SOCIALE (WAN)ORDE IN BUURTEN Henk Flap en Beate Völker Gemeenschap, informele controle en collectieve kwaden Herman Lelieveldt en Henk van der Kolk Structureel sociaal kapitaal en het oplossen van buurtproblemen BURGERSCHOOL: OVER COLLECTIEV...

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