Education (in Schools)

Laatst gewijzigd: 03/04/2017

Education in Schools

Most of my texts on education and schools are published in Dutch. On request I can tell more about it.

Central theme in this field is doing both boys and girls right in their own way. Equal treatment may sound fine, but gives unequal results. In many ways (with of course big overlaps) boys and girls learn differently. Of course boys and girls have equal value, but they need their own treatment to grow out as well-balanced adults. This message has long been neglected in many countries. The secret of getting boys in balance is to look, listen and support them, understanding their qualities and their special developmental tasks and needs, just as girls, but different.

For my orientation in these items: have a look at my page ‘general’ and I can refer for example to the work of Freerk Ykema (The Gadaku Institute/Rock and water program) in both the Netherlands, Australia and elsewhere, Michael Gurian in the US, Steve Biddulph and Richard Fletcher in Australia. They have published in English (see my list of resources/literature) and I feel a great affinity to their work.