Testimonial Prof. Vedder
“In situations with cultural tensions, education is put to the test.”
“Both everyday child rearing and learning, as well as research into these practices become particularly exciting and challenging when we encounter problems. It is then that our knowledge about normal upbringing and learning are put to the test, and that we are forced
to explore solutions.
My research focuses on the education of immigrant children. All kinds of knowledge and rules which work well for Dutch children may not be effective for children from other cultures...
children are faced with in multicultural settings. An example is the 'Talent Centre', a joint venture between my research group and a large multicultural secondary school in The Hague. We support the school and parents to develop students' talents.
We also stimulate our own students to acquire intercultural competencies. An important challenge in this respect is the opportunity to carry out research abroad. Educational Sciences in Leiden is a study which has an excellent international reputation, rooted in a high quality research programme and a stimulating research environment.”
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