PhD researcher "Peer norms as context in social network processes and social development" (0.8 - 1.0 fte)
Functie: Research points in the direction that peers influence academic achievement. The question is in what direction do friends influence students’ academic achievement, and why? Do high performing students enhance academic achievement of their lower achieving peers or do low achieving students drag high achieving students down? To understand the direction of these processes, we will look at cross-grade influence processes in peer networks with older students influencing younger peers.
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One more entry to our children stories competition to be published
During the awards ceremony in March 2013, the Director of Clavis Philippe Werck, announced that all manuscripts would be read again. This, in order to see whether, amongst the 300 manuscripts, there were other stories that although the jury did not think scored high enough to win are worth publishing. Many, but not all, stories have been read and one more has been selected to be published. This is “Kroepoek en saté voor iedereen” by Liselotte Schippers.
King's investiture speech mentions diversity and unity
In his investiture speech, the King of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander spoke about “Unity and diversity. Individuality and adaptability. Awareness of the value of traditions and curiosity about what the future might hold. These characteristics have made us in the course of our history who we are.” (...) Regardless of our differences, our beliefs, dreams, or origin, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, everyone has a voice and may participate on an equal footing.
Source: Read the full speech NOS
Our new book is out: The end of migrant specific policies in the Netherlands
On Tuesday 26 of March 2013, the presentation of the book 'The end of migrant specific policies in the Netherlands: reasons and consequences' took place. In this book, the views of different authors are presented on this policy change; ending migrant-specific policies. While some authors deny that this change is truly taking place, some see it as a welcome change as it might end the unintended side-effect of stigmatisation of migrant groups. Yet, other authors see it as a negative development, showing how it is only migrant-specfic policies which are being cut. But not other policies for other groups that need the attention and help of the government.
For an English introduction to the book go to the blog of Prof. Joanne van der Leun
To order the book go to Amsterdam University Press
English Summary Dutch government NEW AGENDA ON INTEGRATION
The new government has presented its vision on Integration. Together with this vision a new Integration Agenda has also been drafted. In this summary, the main targets and activities are described shortly. This summary is NOT an official government document, but an unofficial translation and summary.
English Summary of the Integration Agenda.pdf