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Committee for investigations into violence in out of home care of children and youth after the Second World War

In 2015, I became a member of the Committee for a preliminary investigation into violence in out of home care of children and youth after the Second World War. The task of this Committee, installed by the Minister of Justice, was to study the options and possibilities of an in-depth study of this subject. As a result of the report by this Committee, a new Committee, of which I also became a member, started its work in 2016. In june 2019, the report was delivered to the government. Report and all case studies can be found on https://www.commissiegeweldjeugdzorg.nl/eindrapport.

Recent publications

Dekker, Jeroen J.H., ‘In Search of Multiple Compatibility: Modernization, Secularization, Religion, and Education in History’, Bildungsgeschichte. International Journal for the Historiography of Education 11: 2, 2021,  171-175.

Dekker, Jeroen J.H., ‘Dangerous, Seductive, and Innovative. Visual Sources for the History of Education’, in Sarah Van Ruyskensvelde, Geert Thyssen, Frederik Herman, Angelo Van Gorp and Pieter Verstraete (eds.), Folds of Past, Present and Future. Reconfiguring Contemporary Histories of Education (Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, 2021), 383-404.

Dekker, J.J.H., ‘Introduction. Education in an Emerging Communication and Knowledge Society’. In: J.J.H. Dekker (ed.), A Cultural History of Education in the Renaissance (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), 1-17.

Dekker, J.J.H. (ed.), A Cultural History of Education in the Renaissance. Volume 3 in: Gary McCulloch (ed.), A Cultural History of Education, 6 Volumes (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), i-xii + 1-250.

Amsing, H.T.A. & J.J.H. Dekker, ‘Educating peace amid accusations of indoctrination. A Dutch peace education curriculum in the polarised political climate of the 1970s’, Paedagogica Historica 56: 3, 2020, 360-383.

Ruppert, Chr., C. Bijleveld, Mariëlle Bruning, J. J.H. Dekker, J. Hendriks, T. Mooren, C. van Nijnatten, W. Slot & M. de Winter, Onvoldoende beschermd. Geweld in de Nederlandse jeugdzorg van 1945 tot heden (Den Haag: Commissie Onderzoek naar Geweld in de Jeugdzorg, 2019).

Dekker, J.J.H., De pedagogische ruimte in de tijd [Educational Space in Time], (Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2019).

Dekker, J.J.H., H.T.A. Amsing & I.J.M. Wichgers, ‘Education in a Nation Divided. The Contribution of School Acts to the Development of Dutch Mass Schooling in the Long Nineteenth Century’. In: J. Westberg, L. Boser and I. Brühwiler (eds.), School Acts: the Rise of Mass Schooling. Education Policy in the Long Nineteenth Century (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer Nature, 2019), pp. 93-118.

Canales, A.Fco., S. Polinghi & J.J.H. Dekker (eds.), Classifying children., Special Issue, Paedagogica Historica 55: 3, 2019, 343-527.

Dekker, J.J.H., ‘Enfance’. In: C. Secretan & W.T.M. Frijhoff (eds.), Dictionnaire des Pays-Bas au siècle d’or (Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2018), pp. 233-234.

Dekker, J.J.H., ‘The Restrained Child. Imaging the Regulation of Children’s Behaviour and Emotions in Early Modern Europe: The Dutch Golden Age. In: María del Mar del Pozo Andrés & Bernat Sureda García (eds.), Images of the European Child, Special Issue of History of Education and Children’s Literature, XIII/1, 2018, pp. 17-39.

Dekker, J.J.H. & I. J.M. Wichgers, ‘Between research ethics and other interests: Challenges for historians of education’. In: P. Smeijers and M. Depaepe (eds.), Educational Research: Ethics, social justice, and funding dynamics (Dordrecht: Springer, 2018), pp. 39-53.

Bij, I. van der, & J.J.H. Dekker, ‘The Practice of the Juvenile Judge in the Netherlands: The Family Supervision Order as a Response to the Sexual Misbehaviour of Minors, 1922-1040’. In: J. Trépanier and X. Rousseaux (eds.), Youth and Justice in Western States, 1815-1950. From Punishment to Welfare (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer, 2018; World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence), pp. 197-223.

Dekker, Jeroen J.H. Dekker & Inge J.M. Wichgers, ‘The Embodiment of Teaching the Regulation of Emotions in Early Modern Europe’, Paedagogica Historica 54: 1/2, 48-65, 2018.

Dekker. J.J.H. & F. Simon (eds.), Shaping the History of Education? The First 50 Years of Paedagogica Historica (London and New York: Routledge, 2017 [paperback]).

Recent lectures

(2021) Looking at the Voices of the Child. Ideas, Challenges, and Derailments in the Educational Space of the Past. Key note at Conference ‘The Perspective of the Child’, EuSARF XVI, 2 September, 2021, Zürich.

(2019) De pedagogische ruimte in de tijd [Educational space in time), Groningen, University of Groningen, 19 December 2019.