The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) has awarded two grants to researchers of the faculty BSS in the context of the 'Long-term practical education research program'. Developmental psychologist Marijn van Dijk receives the grant for her research proposal 'Young refugee pupils in primary education; language acquisition and well-being'. Gijs Huitsing (sociology) receives the NRO grant for his research 'An effective anti-bullying program for secondary education'.
The aim of this project is to combine and further developed materials in a Dutch L2 package for grades 1-2 (of the Dutch school system) and to investigate its effectiveness. Both language and social-emotional well-being are of crucial importance for child development and school learning, and have an intricate relationship.
Bullying in schools is a complex problem with severe short- and long-term negative consequences for victims and bullies. Validated school-wide anti-bullying programs for secondary education are lacking in the Netherlands. The central question of this project is whether the problem of bullying in Dutch secondary schools can be prevented and solved through a combined theoretical and empirical elaboration of the KiVa anti-bullying program for secondary education. The goal is to further develop, pilot, and implement the program in cooperation with partners from practice and secondary schools.
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