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  Expat Focus > > Content > > Country Guides - Netherlands > > The Netherlands (Holland) - Education & ...
Education is compulsory under the principle of leerplicht (learning obligation), between the ages of 5 and 16 for all children who reside in the Netherlands or stay there for prolonged periods.
All education, except for that provided by private schools, is funded by the government until the age of 16, after which there is a requirement for the parents to pay an annual tuition fee, which in recent years has been in the region of €950.
A recent innovation in secondary education in the Netherlands has been the introduction of the study house (studiehuis) principle, in which students from the fourth year of HAVO and VWO upwards are encouraged to study independently, with the teachers acting more as facilitators than as instructors.
www.expatfocus.com /expatriate-netherlands-holland-education-schools   (2469 words)

 Kuala Lumpur - Ambassade (EN) - Education in the Netherlands
Kuala Lumpur - Ambassade (EN) - Education in the Netherlands
Homepage > Study in the Netherlands > Education in the Netherlands
Transfer between University education and Higher Professional Education (HBO: hoger beroepsonderwijs) offered at the polytechnics and colleges known as hogescholen is possible.
www.netherlands.org.my /study_in_the/education_in_the   (450 words)

 Education | The Netherlands Embassy in Latvia
It is compulsory for children in the Netherlands to attend school full-time from the age of five and to attend school part-time between the ages of 16 and 18.
Education is free of charge for children up to the age of 16.
For children receiving part of their primary or secondary education abroad (for instance because their parents work abroad), there are schools where the whole curriculum is taught in English, French or German and culminates in an international baccalaureate certificate.
www.netherlandsembassy.lv /?section_id=28&l=1   (2101 words)

 ALICE - The Netherlands
In the 70’s proposals were made to increase and improve the local provision of adult education which in the early 80’s resulted in projects to develop adult literacy, the combination of formal and informal education methods in basic education (Open School methods), education for cultural minorities, vocationally oriented courses and preparation for retirement.
The institutes for residential adult education went through a process of strong concentration: from 1988 to now their number diminished from 55 to 12, which means that there are now a number of large institutions working with branches on different locations.
The political decision to integrate general and vocational adult education is being implemented by the establishment of large regional centres for education and training (Roc’s) covering the whole spectrum of basic education, continued general education and adult vocational education.
www.kaapeli.fi /~vsy/alice/cou/net.html   (1015 words)

 Netherlands Embassy Skopje (EN) - Education in the Netherlands
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Skopje
Though universities will, as before, primarily offer research-oriented programmes and universities of professional education will continue to focus on higher professional education, both types of institution are now authorised to offer both types of higher education.
The Netherlands, is an internationally oriented and innovative country located in the heart of Europe.
www.nlembassy.org.mk /study_in_the/education_in_the   (401 words)

 Netherlands: Report: Part I: Descriptive Section   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schools must employ the core objectives at least in their educational activities and in the targets to be attained at the end of primary education.
Adult education is geared to furthering the personal development of adults and their participation in society by developing their knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes in a way that fits in with their needs, potential and experience and the needs of society.
The purpose of adult education is to provide a solid foundation for vocational and secondary education and enable adults to participate in society.
www2.unesco.org /wef/countryreports/netherlands/rapport_1.html   (2952 words)

IJselland University is situated in the Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel as is hogeschool Enschede, University of Professional Education.
In that regard it is an knowledge centre to the public libraries in the province of Overijssel and to he cultural institutions and the educational institutions in the city of Deventer.
Libraries, cultural institutions and educational institutions are all going through the same process: they get more and more customer-oriented and ICT is for them an important tool-box to reach their goals.
www.educause.edu /ir/library/html/edu9951/edu9951.html   (3570 words)

 UNESCO - Education for All - World Education Forum - Speeches
Spending more money on education is pointless unless the recipient country itself is serious about achieving education for all by 2015.
In many countries the quality of education is distressingly low and equal opportunity for boys and girls is a long way from becoming a reality.
Because lack of basic education is one of the most formidable barriers to poverty reduction and sustainable development.
www.unesco.org /education/efa/wef_2000/speeches/herfhens.shtml   (928 words)

An important result of the recent educational reforms regarding VMBO, HAVO and VWO is that pupils in the last two years of VMBO, the last two years of HAVO and the last three years of VWO have to complete the curriculum requirements for one of four subject clusters.
After that, the admission requirements to many higher education programmes will be even more strictly regulated than they are now and secondary graduates who have not completed the required subject cluster or supplemented subject cluster for a particular programme will not be admitted to that programme.
Admission requirements: Foreign students in the Netherlands must have reached in their home country a level of education considered at least equivalent to that required for entry into the proposed university or HBO-programme.
www.euroeducation.net /prof/netherco.htm   (2227 words)

 IASL Newsletter, October 2000: Article: School Libraries in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands there are three types of libraries: public libraries, university or scientific libraries, and special libraries (industrial libraries, school libraries, libraries in organisations).
Combined with the advance of information and communication technologies and recent changes to the delivery of the "Second Phase" of education in the Netherlands, the HAVO (senior general secondary education) and the VWO (pre-university education) with a shift from instruction to independence, many secondary schools are taking the opportunity to implement a school library.
School librarians are practically unknown in the Netherlands and since a special course for teacher librarians does not exist anymore, many young librarians are not used to giving lessons or to deal with young children in general.
www.iasl-slo.org /netherlands2000.html   (2356 words)

 Lifeissues.net | Abortion in the Netherlands
She is a recognised authority in matters relating to contraception, sexuality and abortion in the Netherlands and is one of the people visited by New Zealand's Abortion Supervisory Committee when they went to the Netherlands in 1998.
She replied: “Everyone instructs them and that is the nice thing in the Netherlands, everyone is working on the same issue and giving the same kind of messages.
“In general, sex education is part of the programme from the last class of primary school — 10 or 11 years — until 16 or 17 and then in different forms in different subjects.
www.lifeissues.net /writers/pry/abr_netherlands_06.html   (3345 words)

 Pharmacy education in the Netherlands
One of the main differences between pharmacy education in the Netherlands and the UK is that in the Netherlands it takes six years to qualify.
Education is split into two main parts — the first four years, which have a strong emphasis on basic and pharmaceutical sciences, and the last two years, during which practical skills are taught.
Admission to a pharmacy education programme depends on students having a secondary school diploma and they need to have taken science —; usually chemistry and physics, but biology, mathematics and English are also desirable.
www.pharmj.com /Editorial/20001014/education/education_ned_566-567.html   (1650 words)

 National Guidelines in the Netherlands - Education and Training - Equal Employment Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This policy of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science consolidates the principle of equal opportunities in innovations in education, culture and research.
Education is a vital link in the chain of every person's life, alongside, for instance, leisure work and relationships.
Education equips people with a range of useful skills, but it is up to the business sector to ensure they have the opportunity to use them.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/guide/nether/train.htm   (463 words)

 Continuing Education in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands there is a wide assortment of education that may be categorised as continuing education at tertiary level: post-'doctoraal' professional education, postgraduate education, university refresher courses, education for mature students, open university distance education.
The educational activities which the national report is presumably referring to in particular are post-'doctoraal' professional education and postgraduate education.
In the case of the longer post-initial education programmes, the number of longer courses was found in the 1995 inventory year to be approximately the same as in the first inventory.
paginas.fe.up.pt /nuce/NETH.html   (6336 words)

 Children in the Netherlands - Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Students in lower vocational training and lower general secondary education can transfer into different schools to change their educational future.
Pre-university, and higher general secondary education both require students to attend studiehuis "study house." This means that students are expected to work more independently and pursue further education outside of classes.
Students from native Dutch backgrounds are more likely to pursue the higher levels of secondary education (29% and 25% of the total native Dutch student population in pre-university and higher general secondary education respectively, and 12% and 14% of the total non-western background student population in pre-university and higher general secondary education respectively).
www.tulane.edu /~rouxbee/kids02/nl5.html   (504 words)

 The Netherlands Embassy :: Education
Since the foundation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, the government has been responsible for ensuring that all Dutch children receive proper education.
It is compulsory for children in the Netherlands to attend school full-time from the age of 5 to 16 and to attend school part-time between the ages of 16 and 18.
Education is free of charge for children up to the age of 18, but the parents of secondary school pupils have to pay for textbooks and other teaching materials.
www.netherlands-embassy.org.uk /culture/index.php?i=103   (237 words)

 Higher Education in the Netherlands
The higher education system in the Netherlands is currently in a state of transition as a result of a European initiative known as the Bologna Declaration.
The regular system of higher education in the Netherlands is referred to as a binary system, because there are two main types of education.
For admission to universities of professional education, the secondary school diploma known in Dutch as HAVO, or its equivalent, is required.
www.internationalstudy.in /netherlands_degrees.htm   (1926 words)

 Beloit College Office of International Education - Study Abroad - Netherlands - The University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Netherlands has two types of higher education: university education and higher professional education.
The universities conduct research and offer training in the arts and sciences; hogescholen (higher professional education schools) have a more strongly practical orientation, and study programs are geared more towards specific careers.
With about 5,000 students, Avans Hogeschool is one of the medium-sized universities of professional education in the Netherlands.
www.beloit.edu /~oie/studyabroad/Netherlands/the_university.php   (251 words)

 ESA - Education - Teachers - Launch of major space education projects in the Netherlands
The primary task of the European Space Education Resource Offices, an initiative of the European Space Agency, is to encourage and inspire young people to learn more about science and technology by drawing upon their enthusiasm for space exploration.
The Offices will be responsible for the development of close relations with national education stakeholders and assist in the provision of educational materials and activities tailored to each Member State.
Funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education has made it possible for copies of this comprehensive educational package to be distributed to all of the 7,500 Primary Schools in the Netherlands, and Mrs.
www.esa.int /esaED/SEME3W59CLE_teachers_0.html   (876 words)

 Ministry of Education, Culture and Science - Education
The level of participation in education is high: of the Netherlands' 16 million inhabitants, nearly 3.5 million attend some form of educational programme.
Nevertheless, as a traditional centre of knowledge the country will face a number of challenges in the coming years, the most important of which are the need to make further improvements in the quality of education and to provide equal opportunities for everyone, variety of choice in education and specially tailored content and counselling.
The greatest threat is the increasing teacher shortage in primary, secondary, university and professional education.
www.minocw.nl /english/education/index.html   (228 words)

 EDB - the Netherlands
In the Netherlands children are allowed to start school at the age of four, but are not legally required to do so until the age of five.
Primary education lasts eight years (of which seven are compulsory), in the last year of which students are advised as to the type of secondary education they should pursue.
Secondary education, which begins at the age of 12 and is compulsory until the age of 16, is offered at several levels.
www.edb.gov.hk /index.aspx?langno=1&nodeID=3920   (975 words)

 Education & Trainig Centre of the Netherlands
Education & Training Centre of the Netherlands specializes in international educational programmes in Central and Eastern Europe.
As a result of this educational approach our students and graduates as well as their employers directly see the result of our courses.
The Bachelor Degree programme is accredited by the Dutch ministry of education.
www.etcn.nl   (415 words)

 WENR, March/April 2004: The Netherlands
In 1993 the Higher Education and Research Act was passed and abolished all previous reform laws affecting higher education.
In the wake of the Bologna Declaration, the government approved amendments to the Law on Higher Education and Research in 2002 making it legally possible for institutions of higher education to issue the new bachelor and master’s degrees; introducing a new law on accreditation; and introducing the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
The report also shows that the Association of Universities in the Netherlands and the Association of Universities of Professional Education, together with student organizations and the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education are helping to promote its use.
www.wes.org /ewenr/04March/Netherlands.htm   (1782 words)

 Stichting Institutes for Postgraduate International Education in the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SAIL and FION are umbrella organisations that represent thirteen international education institutes in The Netherlands.
These five institutes provide post-graduate training and education in the English language in a variety of sectors and subjects to mid-career professionals from developing and transitional countries.
The international education institutes support organisations abroad to develop their own capacity and institution in carrying out such training and educational programmes.
www.indiawijzer.nl /university_education/delft/delft_sail.htm   (153 words)

 Study in Holland. Education in Holland. Study in the Netherlands.
Tilburg University is a top Dutch university offering excellent education and research in the fields of economics, business administration; law, social, behavioural sciences; philosophy, and theology.
Saxion Universities are located in the East of the Netherlands on three campuses, in the characteristic cities of Deventer, Enschede and Apeldoorn.
At the Universiteit van Amsterdam, education and research are conducted in 7 faculties of the humanities, the social and behavioural sciences, economics and business, law, the natural sciences, medicine and dentistry.
www.eurogates.nl   (944 words)

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