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prof. dr. J.J.H. (Jeroen) Dekker

Professor of History and Philosophy of Education


Jeroen J.H. Dekker is Honorary Professor (from 1991 to 2019 Full Professor) of History and Theory of Education at the University of Groningen. Before, he was Senior Lecturer in History and Head of the History Department at the University of Maastricht, and Lecturer in History of Educa­tion at the University of Utrecht, where he graduated in history (BA; MA and PhD cum laude) and in philosophy (BA, abridged). Next, he participated in the weekly seminar of Jacques Revel at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He was a visiting professor at the History and Civilisation Department of the European University Institute in Florence, the European Institute of Columbia University in New York and the University of Sassari, and Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung) in Berlin.A former President of the International Association for the History of Education (ISCHE), of the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Education (BENGOO) and of the Groningen Research School for the Study of the Humanities, he is Honorary Life Member of ISCHE and BENGOO, one of the conveners of the Standing Working Group ‘Growing up in out-of-home care: Histories of children and youth in foster families and residential homes’, Editor of Paedag­ogica Histo­rica, International Journal of the History of Education, Member of the Editorial Board of History of Education, Member of the Advisory Board of Historia y Memoria de la Educación, Member of the scientific committee of Annali di storia dell’Educazione e delle Istituzioni Educative, member of the Leuven Research Community on Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education and chair of the Board of the Stichting Paedagogica Historica. From 2016 to 2019 he was a Member of the Committee for the Study on Institutional Child Abuse set up by the Dutch government. His publications deal with the longue durée social and cultural history of education, parenting, childhood, schooling, and children at risk.     

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Additional activity: President of the Board of Stichting Paedagogica Historica
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