mw. E.R. (Ellen-Rose) Kambel

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Onderwijskunde (OWK)
  • Bezoekadres
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15804
    1001 NH  Amsterdam

Dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam.She received a law degree and a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Leiden. She currently focuses on language issues and cultural diversity in education and on human rights and education for indigenous peoples and linguistic minorities. As co-founder and director of the Rutu Foundation, she has initiated and led an open source bilingual math project and developed teacher training programmes on multilingual and mother tongue education in the Netherlands, Suriname and Mexico. She has facilitated peer-learning activities and workshops for policy makers, teachers and other educational experts in Europe, focusing on language education policies for migrant children. 

Selected publications:

Challenges Of Mathematics Education in a Multilingual Post-Colonial Context: the Case of Suriname. With Emmanuelle LePichon (2015). In: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite (ed.), Human Rights in Language and STEM Education, Pp. 221–240. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Toolkit on the Inter-American Human Rights System for Indigenous Women. With Andrea Galindo and Valérie Couillard (editor).  Moreton-in-Marsh: Forest Peoples Programme, 2015.

Language Support for Migrant Children in Early School Years: Mapping European Policies, Rutu Foundation/Risbo/Sirius European Policy Network on Migrant Education, 2014.

Peer Review Norway. Report of a Peer Review on the Education of Migrant Children in Norway. Sirius European Policy Network on Migrant Education/Rutu Foundation, 2014.

Bilingual Numeracy Education and Indigenous Rights: a Community Based Initiative From Suriname. In: Intercambio, Bulletin of the IDEA Education Research Network, Vol. 5, no. 5, March 2013.



Resource Conflicts, Gender and Indigenous Rights in Suriname. Local, National and Global Perspectives, Universiteit Leiden, 2002.

  • Rutu Foundation

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