Analyzing And Tackling Social Issues Concerning Youth, Education, And Society
In our overscheduled society is there still enough time for childrearing? How do families and childrearing change through the use of social media? How can we tackle polarisation in multi-ethnic classrooms? What leads to game addiction and inactivity in our society? How do we make our schools inclusive? What do children need to find their own solutions to bullying at school? How do parenting support programs developed in Western countries fit into non-Western communities? How should the new frameworks for youth care in the Netherlands be structured? What can we learn from foreign approaches to education and youth services?
Innovation In Pedagogic Services
Do you want to make a contribution to these contemporary social challenges involving the relationship between children and youth and their guardians/educators? Do you want to help draft new policies that can improve the position, welfare, and development of children, youth, and their parents? Are you interested in making international comparisons? Youth, Education, and Society (Dutch: Maatschappelijke opvoedingsvraagstukken) is the only Master’s program in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on innovating pedagogical policy and practice, both nationally and internationally.
This one-year, intensive program will teach you about:
The quality of pedagogical and educational services, such as childcare, youth care, schools, and sports clubs;
How to look at pedagogy that addresses social issues such as cultural diversity, inclusion, and social justice;
How to use academic pedagogical knowledge in intercultural, interdisciplinary, and international collaboration;
Professional practice in relation to initiatives undertaken by civil society and youth themselves.
Developing An International Vision
We will also be looking beyond our borders. After all, global developments (such as globalization, poverty, and migration) have had a major impact on the quality of life for children and youth. And we will also be analyzing pedagogical services through an international lens:
What frameworks are used in setting up youth care in the Netherlands compared to countries outside of Europe?
How can the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child be given shape in youth policy worldwide?
This program also devotes attention to international humanitarian cooperation.