Dr. Henk Oonk
Oonk was director of the European Platform for Dutch Education, an official Ministry of Education, Culture and Science institute in the Netherlands from 1990 until 2006. In 2004 he completed his PhD thesis ‘European integration as a source of innovation in education’ at the University of Amsterdam. From 2006- 2012 he was involved as researcher in projects to ‘Education and Europe’ at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and was a member of the Dutch research team of the IEA International Civics and Citizenship Education Study ( ICCS). Since 2012 he has been involved as researcher at the Institut für Politische Wissenschaft/AGORA Politische Bildung/ Leibniz Universität Hannover and was one of the editors of the thematic issue of the Journal of Social Science Education, ‘Young Europeans in an era of crisis: citizenship education in a new perspective’. He has coordinated some research proposals in cooperation with several Universities in Europe. In 2015 he was asked by the Dutch Education Council to write a research report with regard to the internationalisation policies in the years 2015-2020.
His studies focus on the meaning and effects of internationalisation and citizenship education in general and European and international aspects of the curriculum in secondary schools in Europe in particular.
Oonk G.H. (Henk). Research report Internationalisation in Education 2015-2020. Education Council, 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands
Oonk, G.H (Henk)., Kontogiannopoulou, G., Lange, D & Y. Papadiamantaki (Eds.), 2014). Young Europeans in an era of crises: citizenship education in a new perspective? Bielefeld, Germany: Journal of Social Science Education, 2014, no 3, sowi-online e.V. Contributions from the Universities of Madrid, Rijeka, Cyprus, Stavanger, Groningen, Lugano, Hannover, Sydney, Corinth, Leuven and Trento.
Oonk, G.H. (Henk) (2014). The European cooperation is facing new challenges- some impact on citizenship education in the Netherlands. In: Oonk, G.H., Kontogiannopoulou, G., Lange, D & Y. Papadiamantaki (Eds.), 2014). Young Europeans in an era of crises: citizenship education in a new perspective? ( pp. 73-82). Bielefeld, Germany: Journal of Social Science Education, 2014, no 3, sowi-online e.V
Maslowski, R.,van der Werf, M.C.P.,Oonk, G.H (Henk).,Naayer, H.M. & M.M. Isac ( 2012) Burgerschapscompetenties van leerlingen in de onderbouw van het voortgezet onderwijs; eindrapport van de International Civic and Citizenship Education Study ( ICCS) in Nederland. Groningen, Nederland: GION, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. [Citizenship competences of pupils in lower secondary schools; Final Report International Civic and Citizenship Education Study-ICCS- in The Netherlands]. Groningen, The Netherlands: University of Groningen.]
Naayer, H., Maslowski, R., Oonk, G.H (Henk)., Werf van der, M. P.C. ( 2011). Een Europese en Internationale Oriëntatie in het tweetalig voortgezet onderwijs. [ A European and International Orientation in bilingual secondary education]. Groningen, The Netherlands: University of Groningen.
Henk Oonk, Greetje van der Werf & Ralf Maslowski( Eds.) ( 2011). Internationalisation of secondary education in Europe, a European and International Orientation in schools; policies, theories and research. Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing Inc; in cooperation with GION, Institute for Educational Research, University of Groningen ( The Netherlands).
Maslowski, R., Naayer, H., Oonk, G.H.( Henk), Werf van der, M. P.C. ( 2009). Effecten van internationalisering in het voortgezet onderwijs- een analyse van de implementatie en effecten van Europese en internationale oriëntatie.[ Effects of internationalisation in secondary education in the Netherlands– an analysis of the implementation and effects of European and International Orientation]. Groningen, The Netherlands: University of Groningen.
Oonk, G. H (Henk). (2004). European integration as a source of innovation in education: A study of the meaning of internationalisation and its results in secondary education in The Netherlands. Alkmaar, The Netherlands: Europees Platform voor het Nederlandse Onderwijs.