Born in Amsterdam
Secondary school (gymnasium-Beta) in Amsterdam
Master’s degree in Political Science (University of Amsterdam and Free University) with distinction. Research Assistant (1) Public Administration (2) Peace and Conflict Research (3) Political Education and Experience Based Learning
Training periods in youth work and education
Teacher Cultural Work at the Social Academy of The Hague
Deputy-Head of the Karthuizer Social Academy (Amsterdam)
Teacher Socio-Cultural Work / Socio-Pedagogic Care (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences-HvA)
Initiator/coordinator of the M.A. course Youth Care 12+
Initiator and project manager of ‘Working with Boys’
Various external development, advice and training assignments for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Contract Activities
Publication of Boys between Bravado and Timidity. Sex and gender specific work with boys (translated title of: Jongens tussen branie en verlegenheid. Seksespecifiek werken met jongens) – Lemma, Culemborg 1988
Publication of “I’ll do it my way!?” Working with boys. Design for a sex and gender specific pedagogy (translated title of: “Dat maak ik zelf wel uit!?” Werken met jongens; ontwerp voor een seksespecifieke pedagogiek) – Coutinho, Bussum 1995
Private expertise agency Working with Boys, setting up Platform ‘Boys in Balance’. Various Projects in childcare, education, youth social work and learning in traffic, in the Netherlands and abroad.
Untill 2006 I have been working at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) where I was dedicated on youth care in the broadest sense and combined this work with my own expertise agency. Since 2006 I spend all my available time to Innovations, Advice and Coaching on the theme ‘Young men’.
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