Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dutch Secondary School System too Rigid

The chairwoman of the Dutch Education Council, Henriette Maassen-Van den Brink, said that first year secondary school pupils  should be taught in mixed ability classes. In that way they get to know people from a wider section of society. Another problem is that many Dutch secondary schools, particularly in cities, no longer offer a mix of academic streams and children are segregated from other ability groups. People end up living in their own clubs and that can create a schism in society.

No comments: