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Thijs Jan van Schie

PhD Candidate

Drs. T.J. van Schie
+31 71 527 3451

Short CV

Thijs Jan van Schie completed his master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University in 2006. Also in 2006, he completed his educational master in teaching social studies at the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON). After 2006 Thijs Jan has been working in various education institutes: Marecollege Leiden (secondary education), Catholic University of Malawi, Hanoi Medical University and Leiden University.

PhD Research 

Currently, Thijs Jan is associated with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University as PhD researcher. His project is titled Globalisation of Waldorf Education: An Ethnographic Case Study from the Philippines. Waldorf education is a globalising independent school movement, providing a conscious alternative to mainstream conceptions of education. Recent growth in Asia is remarkable. This raises questions about how educational philosophies, discourses, and practices spread around the globe and how they are transformed and adapted locally. This research seeks insights on this matter via an ethnographic case study in Iloilo, the Philippines.

PhD Candidate

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Culturele Antropologie/ Ontw. Sociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A23



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