View of and on Freinet: 'then' and 'there' in comparison to 'here' and 'now'

PhD student: Jan Devos
Summary: Freineteducation is growing and alive in Flanders. Through the concept of 'modern school' freinet practitioners nowadays are challenged, as heirs of the ideas of Célestin Freinet, to continu shaping their own practice. This research will reveal the view of Flemish teachers in freinetschools by using a qualitative research methodology. The sampling frame is designed to achieve maximum variety of schools and teachers. The study design consists of semi-structured interviews that focus on critical events and general questions about freineteducation. There is also attention to the original vision of Célestin Freinet, the reception and implementation history of freineteducation in Flanders and the contextualisation.
PhD in Educational Sciences
Promoter(s): Michel Vandenbroeck, Angelo Van Gorp (Department Of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Ghent University)
Starting date: September 2011