Dr. Geert Driessen received a teaching degree before continuing on to study pedagogy and educational science. His Ph.D. thesis was on the educational careers of immigrant children. Until 2016, he was a senior educational researcher at ITS (Institute for Applied Social Sciences) of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. At present, he is semi-retired and active.

His expertise lies in the field of education in relation to ethnicity/race, social milieu/SES and sex/gender.

His major research interests include:

  • early childhood education and care
  • dialects, regional languages; bilingual education; language development
  • educational careers
  • educational priority policy; educational inequality; educational opportunities; educational disadvantage
  • parental involvement, engagement and participation
  • religion, denomination, Islamic schools.
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driessenresearch@gmail.com
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Last updated: 27-Oct-2021