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    Hoe politiek mag onderwijs zijn?
    with Anouk Zuurmond
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 114 (4): 391-409. 2022.
    To what extent can politics be part of education? Recent incidents indicate how educational activities aimed at raising political awareness are perceived by some as forms of ‘indoctrination’. This article explores, firstly, how philosophical perspectives might help us understand the notion of indoctrination in education. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt and Michael Hand, two notions of ‘indoctrination’ are discussed and subsequently problematized in light of classroom practices. Expanding ou…Read more
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    Minority rights and educational authority
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 32 (2). 1998.
    In pleas for the recognition of cultural minority rights, claims to educational authority often figure as concrete examples. The right to educational authority is said to be an exemplary minority right. This is striking, for of all minority rights this is one which is impossible to justify. Difficulties invovled in recent attempts to reconcile cultural minority rights with liberal democracy demonstrate that educational minority rights in particular cannot be justified without underestimating civ…Read more
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    Minority Rights and Educational Authority
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 32 (2): 177-193. 1998.
    In pleas for the recognition of cultural minority rights, claims to educational authority often figure as concrete examples. The right to educational authority is said to be an exemplary minority right. This is striking, for of all minority rights this is one which is impossible to justify. Difficulties invovled in recent attempts to reconcile cultural minority rights with liberal democracy demonstrate that educational minority rights in particular cannot be justified without underestimating civ…Read more
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    Questioning Participation and Solidarity as Goals of Citizenship Education
    with Laurence Guérin
    Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 28 (2): 248-264. 2016.
    ABSTRACTAccording to many governments and educationalists, education should aim to develop dispositions conducive to political participation and solidarity, because democratic citizenship presupposes participation and solidarity. But there are radically different views on the nature of good citizenship. We examine the implications of this dissensus for citizenship education. Education, we contend, should involve and develop autonomy and open-mindedness. We argue that this requires a more critica…Read more