T.C. Brand (Rieneke) MSc

PhD candidate - Public Administration

T.C. Brand (Rieneke) MSc
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Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9108
6500 HK NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

In 2021, the Dutch parliament passed a renewed law on citizenship education for elementary school, secondary schools and secondary vocational education. This law requires schools to teach (about) certain democratic values and competences and to create a culture in line with those democratic values. In my research, I will analyze the legislative history to examine the law's underlying assumptions about citizenship and democracy and the government's expectations of the law. I will also review the current scholarly literature about citizenship education and how the literature relates to the implicit and explicit assumptions and expectations of the law. Finally, I hope to explore how different secondary schools integrate citizenship education into their curriculum and how they approach the idea of 'good citizenship' in their education.

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