Educational research to improve education as a driving force for empowerment, inclusion and equality

Symposium about the value of educational research for development of educational policies and practices ad1essing the challenges of contemporary European contexts. Educational 2essionals face these challenges in practice, and educational research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying these challenges and in translating research findings into programs, interventions, and practical recommendations. Three challenges are ad1essed.

Teachers’ data-based decision-making in education

There has been increased emphasis on the use of data in education. We describe factors affecting teachers’ (in)ability to use data to guide and inform instructional decisions, and discuss methods for improving data-based decision making.

Equal opportunities in education

Inequality of educational opportunities is one of the biggest challenges in education. The effect of students’ backgrounds on their school careers has increased. We present the state of art regarding research on educational inequalities in the Netherlands and how research is translated into guidance reports for schools and teachers. We will discuss perspectives on the value of educational research to support educational policy and practice.

Fostering chil1en’s literacy skills

The ability to read and comprehend texts is essential for all aspects of our lives – work, education, participation in society, everyday life, enjoyment. Yet scores on national and international tests show that comprehension skills amongst youngsters are declining. We present on the state-of-the-art knowledge about the development of reading and reading comprehension skills and the determination of ‘pressure points’, skills that both have a major impact on reading development and are amenable to intervention.

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Jul 13 2022


2:45 pm - 4:15 pm


Onsite in Leiden


Kamerlingh Onnes Building (KOG) in Leiden
Kamerlingh Onnes Building (KOG) in Leiden
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