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Research project

Kenniswerkplaats Diversiteit for Education in the Hague: A collaboration between municipality, secondary education, and higher education

The goal of the Kenniswerkplaats Diversiteit is to answer research questions schools in the Hague have in collaboration with the schools. The aim is to offer all children the same opportunities to develop through education.

Contact
Nadira Saab
Funding
Municipality of the Hague
Partners

Researchers

  • dr. N. Saab - project leader
  • dr. W. Zwaanswijk - postdoc researcher
  • drs. J.M.H. Thomassen

A Kenniswerkplaats is a collaboration between different organizations, such as schools, research institutions and policymakers. The goal is to do practice-orientated research in order to develop knowledge, and make this available for practice.

The Kenniswerkplaats Diversiteit is a collaboration between the municipality of the Hague, the Teacher Training Netwerk Opleiden Docenten (NOD) Haaglanden, schools in the Hague, Leiden University, the Hague University of Applied Sciences, Inholland University of Applied Science, Leiden University College, and Erasmus University. Diversity is being studied in the broadest sense of the word. That is, ethnic cultural diversity and the growing diversity within that diversity. Attention will be given to languages, religions, social-economic positions, gender and level differences, and the interactions between all these factors.

The goal of the Kenniswerkplaats Diversiteit is to answer research questions schools in the Hague have in collaboration with the schools. The aim is to offer all children the same opportunities to develop through education. Because the questions between schools differ, the Datateam-method is used. This method is developed by Twente University (https://www.utwente.nl/nl/bms/elan/datateams/), teaching teachers how to use data-based decision making. The Kenniswerkplaats assists and coaches the datateam of each school in answering the research question using the Datateam procedure.

Another focus of the Kenniswerkplaats is to investigate how teachers perceive diversity, and how they deal with diversity in the classroom. Teachers from various schools are interviewed and asked to fill in a questionnaire

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