In 2022 we published a Dutch handbook for practitioners and participants on participatory civic education. Two articles in English will follow soon.
Language for participation – 2 perspectives
Language is essential for participation. No wonder that language plays an important part in adult civic education and requirements for naturalization. Researchers distinguish roughly two metho...More
Progress in proficiency and participation: an adult learning approach to support social integration of migrants in Western societies
This book reflects the contributions to a conference on Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (Council of Europe, 2016). Chapter 4, p. 201-206 Abstract: Educational courses that...More
Redesign civic integration considered – Position paper
Current civic integration courses are mostly language and knowledge-based and do not take the complex efforts into account that migrants face whilst building a new life in a foreign society. Since 2002, Vantrood Educational Services is researching and developing methods for psycho-social ...More
Scoring on immigration – or making an effort for integration?
Recent referenda and elections, like the EU-referendum in the United Kingdom of June 23d, show that fear of migrants provokes an open jump shot in public debate. At a recent family meeting, the solution to 'stop migrants' was almost victoriously expressed by some o...More
A pedagogical participatory method to migrant language learning
Thursday March 31, 2016. Participatory adult learning methods are well-known in developing countries, but they are lacking in the array of integration programmes in Europe. Most linguistic oriented courses a...More
In the International Journal of Intercultural Relations
We recently published this article about IDEAL/Themis in the Journal of Intercultural Relations (Elsevier). Hyperlink > to the full text article (open access) Background. Courses for migrants in Europe are mostly aimed at literacy in western languages as a means for participation in soci...More