Educational governance, identity and diversity

The research on ‘Educational governance, identity and diversity’, chaired by Prof. dr. Melanie Ehren and Prof. dr. Johannes Drerup spans educational governance of schools and systems in the widest sense, including leadership and management of schools, functioning of school boards and educational networks, their accountability and how performance, innovation and improvement of schools are coordinated through various types of governance (e.g. market-based, hierarchical steering or network governance). We also study and explore questions about which educational practices best facilitate the development of children into adults who are able to live in, and contribute to a society that is culturally and religiously diverse. We combine insights from the social sciences, philosophy of education and public administration. 

Contact: Melanie Ehren (m.c.m.ehren@vu.nl)

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