dhr. prof. dr. M.S. (Michael) Merry
Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Onderwijskunde (OWK)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 127 Amsterdam
1001 NG Amsterdam
Michael S. Merry is professor of philosophy in the department of Child Development and Education. He also is an associate member both of the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
He received a broad education in the humanities in Chicago, Leuven and New York before earning his doctorate in philosophy and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Foci of his teaching and writing include: paternalism and the ethics of intervention; the epistemology of education research; school choice and school segregation; citizenship and civic education; and the ethical conflicts that arise between the state, parents and children.
A recent opinion piece of his concerning institutional racism in higher education can be found here: http://www.folia.nl/international/98871/history-injustice-and-denial
(2013) Equality, Citizenship and Segregation: a defense of separation (Palgrave Macmillan)
(2007) Culture, Identity and Islamic Schooling: a philosophical approach (Palgrave Macmillan)
(2016) Maussen, M., Vermeulen, F., Bader, V., & Merry, M. Religious Schools in Europe: institutional opportunitities and contemporary challenges (Routledge)
(2010) Merry, M. & Milligan, J. Citizenship, Identity and Education in Muslim Communities: essays on attachment and obligation (Palgrave Macmillan)
Selected Recent Publications
(2016) Is the Liberal Defense of Public Schools a Fantasy? Critical Studies in Education, Online Early.
(2016) Voting Rights for Children and Civic Education. Public Affairs Quarterly (30) 3: 197-213.
(2016) Community, Virtue and the White British Poor. Dialogues in Human Geography (6) 1: 50-68.
(2015) The Conundrum of Religious Schools in Twenty-first Century Europe. Comparative Education (51) 1: 133-156.
(2014) Risk, Harm and Intervention: the case of child obesity. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy (17) 2: 191-200.
(2013) Educational Challenges Raised by Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children and other Newcomers: the Dutch response, in Migrants and Refugees: Equitable Education for Displaced Populations, Charlotte: Information Age: 29-50.
(2012) Equality, Self Respect and Voluntary Separation, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (15) 1: 79-100.
(2011) The Relevance of Cosmopolitanism for Moral Education, Journal of Moral Education (40): 1: 1-18.
(2010) Solving the 'Gypsy Problem': D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic, Comparative Education Review (54) 3: 393-414.
(2009) Can Intimacy Justify Home Education? Theory and Research in Education (7): 3: 363-381
(2008) Constructing an Authentic Self: the challenges and promise of African-centred Pedagogy, American Journal of Education (115) 1: 35-64.
(2007) Should the State Fund Religious Schools? Journal of Applied Philosophy (24) 3: 255-270.
(2006) Islamic Schools in the Netherlands: Expansion or Marginalization? Interchange (37) 3: 201-223.
(2005) Indoctrination, Moral Instruction and Non-Rational Beliefs. Educational Theory (55) 4: 399-420.
(2004) Libertarian Bioethics and Religion. Bioethics (18) 5: 385-405.
26 januari 2011
January 26, 2011
- O. Agirdag, M.S. Merry & M. Van Houtte (2016). Teachers’ understanding of multicultural education and the correlates of multicultural content integration in Flanders. Education and Urban Society, 48 (6), 556-582. doi: 10.1177/0013124514536610
- M. Maussen, F.F. Vermeulen, M.S. Merry & V. Bader (2016). Religious Schools in Europe: Institutional Opportunities and Contemporary Challenges. London: Routledge.
- G. Driessen, O. Agirdag & M.S. Merry (in press). The gross and net effects of primary school denomination on pupil performance. Educational Review. doi: 10.1080/00131911.2015.1135880[go to publisher's site]
- M.S. Merry & G. Driessen (2016). On the right track? Islamic schools in the Netherlands after an era of turmoil. Race, Ethnicity and Education.
- W. New & M.S. Merry (2015). ‘Beware of Elites Bearing Theories’: Clarence Thomas on Race and Education. Journal of Education & Social Policy, 2 (1), 62-71.
- M.S. Merry (2015). The conundrum of religious schools in twenty-first-century Europe. Comparative Education, 51 (1), 133-156. doi: 10.1080/03050068.2014.935582
- M.S. Merry & K. Voigt (2014). Risk, harm and intervention: the case of child obesity. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 17 (2), 191-200. doi: 10.1007/s11019-013-9531-z
- G. Driessen & M.S. Merry (2014). Trends in educational disadvantage in Dutch primary school. Educational Review, 66 (3), 276-292. doi: 10.1080/00131911.2013.771146
- W.S. New & M.S. Merry (2014). Is diversity necessary for educational justice? Educational Theory, 64 (3), 205-225. doi: 10.1111/edth.12058
- D. Ingleby, S. Kramer & M.S. Merry (2013). Educational challenges raised by refugee and asylum-seeking children and other newcomers: the Dutch response. In E.L. Brown & A. Krasteva (Eds.), Migrants and refugees: equitable education for displaced populations (International advances in education: global initiatives for equity and social justice) (pp. 29-50). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
- M.S. Merry (2013). Equality, citizenship and segregation: a defense of separation. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan.
- K.L. Collier, H.M.W. Bos, M.S. Merry & T.G.M. Sandfort (2013). Gender, ethnicity, religiosity, and same-sex sexual attraction and the acceptance of same-sex sexuality and gender non-conformity. Sex Roles, 68 (11-12), 724-737. doi: 10.1007/s11199-012-0135-5
- M.S. Merry (2012). Equality, self‐respect and voluntary separation. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 15 (1), 79-100. doi: 10.1080/13698230.2010.528239
- M. Merry, G. Driessen & I. Oulali (2012). Doet onderwijssegratie ertoe? Pedagogiek, 32 (2), 151-164. doi: URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-100808
- M.S. Merry (2012). Segregation and civic virtue. Educational Theory, 62 (4), 465-486. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2012.00457.x
- M.S. Merry & G. Driessen (2012). Equality on different terms: the case of Dutch Hindu schools. Education and Urban Society, 44 (5), 632-648. doi: 10.1177/0013124511404887
- M.S. Merry (2012). Paternalism, obesity, and tolerable levels of risk. Democracy & Education, 20 (1), 3.[go to publisher's site]
- M.S. Merry (2012). Plural societies and the possibility of shared citizenship. Educational Theory, 62 (4), 371-380. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2012.00451.x
- M.S. Merry (2012). Foreword. In D. Gereluk (Ed.), Education, extremism and terrorism: what should be taught in citizenship education and why (pp. viii-x). London/New York: Continuum.
- W. New & M.S. Merry (2012). Learning who they ‘really’ are: from stigmatization to opportunities to learn in Greek Romani education. In Z. Bekerman & T. Geisen (Eds.), International handbook of migration, minorities and education: understanding cultural and social differences in processes of learning (pp. 623-639). Dordrecht: Springer.
- M.S. Merry & G. Driessen (2012). Integration by other means: Hindu schools in the Netherlands. In Z. Bekerman & T. Geisen (Eds.), International handbook of migration, minorities and education: understanding cultural and social differences in processes of learning (pp. 523-541). Dordrecht [etc.]: Springer.
- M.S. Merry & S. Karsten (2011). Pluralism and segregation: the Dutch experience. Canadian Issues, 83-86.
- M.S. Merry (2011). Civic competence, older children and the right to vote. In D.J. de Ruyter & S. Miedema (Eds.), Moral education and development: a lifetime commitment (pp. 223-236). Rotterdam [etc.]: Sense Publishers.
- M.S. Merry & D.J. de Ruyter (2011). The relevance of cosmopolitanism for moral education. Journal of Moral Education, 40 (1), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/03057240.2011.541762
- G. Driessen & M.S. Merry (2011). The effects of integration and generation of immigrants on language and numeracy achievement. Educational Studies, 37 (5), 581-592. doi: 10.1080/03055698.2010.539762
- M.S. Merry & S. Karsten (2010). Restricted liberty, parental choice and homeschooling. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 44 (4), 497-514. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2010.00770.x
- W.S. New & M.S. Merry (2010). Solving the ‘gypsy problem’: D.H. and others v. the Czech Republic. Comparative Education Review, 54 (3), 393-414. doi: 10.1086/652857
- G. Driessen & M.S. Merry (2010). Hindoescholen in Nederland: een alternatieve route naar integratie? Migrantenstudies, 26 (1), 21-40.
- M.S. Merry (2010). Does segregation matter? In J. Bakker, E. Denessen, D. Peters & G. Walraven (Eds.), International perspectives on countering school segregation (pp. 249-260). Antwerpen: Garant.
- M.S. Merry & J.A. Milligan (2010). Citizenship as attachment and obligation. In M.S. Merry & J.A. Milligan (Eds.), Citizenship, identity and education in Muslim communities: essays on attachment and obligation (pp. 1-20). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- M.S. Merry (2010). Identity. In P.L. Peterson, E. Baker & B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education 3rd edition (pp. 152-157). Oxford: Elsevier Science.
- M.S. Merry & D.J. de Ruyter (2009). Cosmopolitanism and the deeply religious. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 30 (1), 49-60. doi: 10.1080/13617670902784550
- M.S. Merry (2009). Patriotism, history and the legitimate aims of American education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 41 (4), 378-398. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00363.x
- D.J. de Ruyter & M.S. Merry (2009). Why education in public schools should include religious ideals. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28 (4), 295-311. doi: 10.1007/s11217-008-9120-4
- M.S. Merry & G. Driessen (2009). Islamic schools in North America and the Netherlands: inhibiting or enhancing democratic dispositions? In P.A. Woods & G.J. Woods (Eds.), Alternative education for the 21st century: philosophies, approaches, visions (pp. 101-122). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- M.S. Merry & J.A. Milligan (2009). Complexities of belonging in democratic/democratizing societies: Islamic identity, ethnicity and citizenship in the Netherlands and Aceh. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 3 (29), 313-325. doi: 10.1080/13602000903166572
- M.S. Merry & C. Howell (2009). Can intimacy justify home education? Theory and Research in Education, 7 (3), 363-381. doi: 10.1177/1477878509343193
- M.S. Merry (2008). Educational justice and the gifted. Theory and Research in Education, 6 (1), 47-70. doi: 10.1177/1477878507086730
- M.S. Merry & W. New (2008). Constructing an authentic self: The challenges and promise of African-centered pedagogy. American Journal of Education, 115 (1), 35-64. doi: 10.1086/590675
- M.S. Merry (2014). Immigrants, education of. In D.C. Phillips (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational theory and philosophy (pp. 402-406). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
- M.S. Merry (2014). Is there a positive case for segregation in a liberal society? In D. Goodhart (Ed.), Mapping integration (pp. 83-91). London: Demos.
- M.S. Merry (2011). Islam in Nederland en België. [Review of the book Islam in Nederland en België]. Insight Turkey, 12(2), 268-271.
- M.S. Merry (2011). De rol van filosofie in pedagogisch en onderwijskundig onderzoek. . Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar Opvoedkunde, in het bijzonder Grondslagen en Geschiedenis van de Pedagogische Wetenschappen op 26 januari 2011 (2011, January 26). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.[go to publisher's site]
- M.S. Merry (2011). [Review of the book Faith schools in the twenty-first century]. European Education, 43(2), 98-100.
- M.S. Merry (). History, Injustice and Denial. Folia
- M.S. Merry (). Educational options for Muslim pupils in comparative perspective. Mannheim, Germany, Lecture at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research.
- M. Maussen, F. Vermeulen, M. Merry & V. Bader (Eds.). (2016). Religious Schools in Europe: Institutional Opportunities and Contemporary Challenges. London: Routledge.
- M. Merry, I. Oulali, J. Steutel & B. Levering (Eds.). (2012). Segregatie in onderwijs en samenleving: bijdragen aan de Vijftiende Landelijke Pedagogendag. Amsterdam: SWP.
- M.S. Merry & J.A. Milligan (Eds.). (2010). Citizenship, identity and education in Muslim communities: essays on attachment and obligation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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