About ISED

Aims and scope

The Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED) is an inter-university, national research institute conducting research on the education and development of children and adolescents from birth through young adulthood.

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Structure and participants

The Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED) is an inter-university, national research institute conducting research on the education and development of children and adolescents from birth through young adulthood.

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Board and PhD committee

The organization changes every 2 years. Currently (2015 – 2017) VU University Amsterdam provides the chairman and supporting staff of ISED.

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Secretariat

Marije Verhage
VU University Amsterdam
info@ised.nl
T +31 (0)20 598 88 82
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Aims and scope

Aims

The Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED) is an inter-university, national research institute conducting research on the education and development of children and adolescents from birth through young adulthood.

The term “education” is used here in a broad (European) sense to refer to both in-school instruction and socialization and out-of-school childrearing and socialization. Besides being a research center, ISED is also a graduate school where PhD students receive training and prepare doctoral dissertations in the area of education and human development.

ISED unites research on children and adolescents conducted by a selected group of qualified researchers in psychology and/or education departments at five Dutch universities: University of Groningen (RUG), the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA, coordinating institution), VU University Amsterdam (VU), Universiteit Utrecht (UU), and the Universiteit Leiden (UL). The main goal of ISED research is to determine in what manner and to what extent the development of children and youth can be optimized through improved educational practices, that is, through better child rearing, socialization and instructional practices, and through professional intervention. This central goal requires answers on the questions:

(a) how “normal” development proceeds;
(b) how the development of children and youth is affected by childrearing, socialization and instruction.

Special attention is given to developmental risk factors and to professional interventions designed to prevent, redirect or reverse developmental delays and disorders.

International contacts

ISED research is internationally renowned. Several ISED members have received prestigious awards and grants from international funds. ISED members are editors or sit on the editorial boards of over sixty international scholarly journals.

They are also involved in a variety of cross-national or cross-cultural research projects and frequently publish together with researchers in other countries. The results of ISED research are published in international books and in such leading journals as Developmental Psychology, Child Development, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and the Psychological Bulletin.

Over the past years, more than two hundred articles per year have been published in international journals.

Structure and participants

The Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (ISED) is an inter-university, national research institute conducting research on the education and development of children and adolescents from birth through young adulthood.

ISED networks:

  • Kohnstamm Netwerk voor Historische en Theoretische Pedagogiek;
  • Het PhD Training Network Developmental Psychopathology; en
  • Het PhD Training Network Cognitive and Social-Emotional Disabilities in (Special) Education.

These networks consist of one or more research groups of participating institutions. ISED participants are research groups from psychology and / or education departments of 5 universities.

LinkedIn group

University of Amsterdam

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Roeterseiland Building G
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130
1018 VZ Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 525 1201
F +31 (0)20 525 1200
Research Institute of Child Development and Education
Kohnstamm Instituut

VU University Amsterdam

Department of Clinical Child and Family Studies
Van der Boechorststraat 1
1071 BT Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 598 88 88
F +31 (0)20 598 88 45
Developmental Psychology

University of Groningen

Faculty of behavioural and social sciences
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
T +31 (0)50 363 61 85
F +31 (0)50 363 68 44
Department of Psychology
Department of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Leiden University

Faculteit Sociale wetenschappen
Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
T +31 (0)71 527 40 45
F +31 (0)71 527 36 19
Department of Education and Child Studies
Afdeling Onderwijsstudies (in Dutch)
Afdeling Leerproblemen (in Dutch)
Afdeling Orthopedagogiek (in Dutch)
Data Theory Group

Utrecht University

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Centrumgebouw Noord (CGN)
Padualaan 14
3584 CH Utrecht
T +31 (0)30 253 20 12
F +31 (0)30 253 23 52

Board and PhD committee

The organization changes every 2 years. Currently (2015 – 2017) VU University Amsterdam provides the chairman and supporting staff of ISED.

The ISED-board consists of a chairman, five members and one PhD representative.

Board

Prof. dr. Carlo Schuengel
VU University Amsterdam
Chairman

Prof. dr. Paul Leseman
Utrecht University

Prof. dr. Paul Vedder
Leiden University

Prof. dr. Doret de Ruyter
VU University Amsterdam

Prof. dr. Hans Grietens
University of Groningen

Prof. dr. Ruben Fukkink
University of Amsterdam

Eline Heppe, MSc
VU University Amsterdam
PhD representative

Maaike van Rest, MSc
VU University Amsterdam
PhD representative

PhD committee

Eline Heppe, MSc
VU University Amsterdam
PhD representative in ISED-board

Maaike van Rest, MSc
VU University Amsterdam
PhD representative in ISED-board

Sietske van Viersen
University of Amsterdam

Roxette van den Bosch
Leiden University

Anne Steenbakkers
University of Groningen

Secretariat

Marije Verhage
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

info@ised.nl
T +31 (0)20 598 88 82