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prof. dr. C.M. de Glopper

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prof. dr. C.M. de Glopper

Kees de Glopper is Professor of Speech Communication and Discourse Analysis at the University of Groningen, where he teaches courses in literacy, language education and research methodology. His research interests include literacy, interaction and learning, reading and writing education, vocabulary learning and educational technology. Training

After finishing pre-university education (Atheneum B) at the Lorentz Lyceum in Eindhoven, De Glopper studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam. He finised his doctorate exam in General Linguistics (1983) after receiving his bachelor’s degree (1978) at the same university.

In 1989 he finished his PhD at the UvA on the thesis Writing described. Content, yield and background of writing education in secondary education , with as his promotores Prof. dr. G.J. Mellenbergh and Prof. dr. H. Wesdorp and as copromotor Dr. H.L.M. Meuffels.

Job career

During his doctorate studies, De Glopper was research-assistant at the Research Institute for Applied Psychology (RITP)/SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut (UvA, 1980-1983). After his doctorate exam he worked at the SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut as researcher, from 1983 untill 1985.

In 1985 he became substitute program leader of Language Education at the SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut. Subsequently he worked there as progam leader Language Eduction (1987-1997).

From 1992 untill 2001 De Glopper was professor of Educational Sciences at the university of Amsterdam. Concurrently he was director of the Educational Institute for Pedagogical and Educational Sciences at the UvA (1997-2001).

In 2001 he made a transfer to the University of Groningen. There he was appointed as professor of Speech Communication and Discourse Analysis at the Faculty of Arts and as professor of Language Teaching at the university's Teacher Training Center. Since 2006 he is also active as director of the Center for Language, Education and Communication (Etoc).

Last modified:03 May 2015 2.10 p.m.

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