Dr. Hülya Kosar Altinyelken is an Assistant Professor of Education and International Development at the Department of Child Development and Education. Her academic research and teaching cover a wide range of topics including Global Education Reform Movement with a focus on the implementation of child-centred pedagogy in different country contexts, analysing in particular how teacher agency and context modifies global education reforms.
Her current interests and projects particularly focus on mindfulness in education, non-formal Islamic education, ethnic and religious identity formation, social integration, acculturation strategies, and psycho-social well-being of Muslim youth in Europe. She has extensive research experience in Uganda, Turkey and the Netherlands, and co-edited Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies (2018) and Global Education Reforms and Teachers: Emerging Policies, Controversies and Issues (2013).
Globalisation, Education Policy and Change (Bachelor 2)
The course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of globalisation and their influence on educational policy and practice. Students analyse the meaning, scope and dimensions of globalisation and how such pro-cesses influence trends in educational policymaking and change around the globe. Topics examined in the course include globalisation and its implications for educational policymaking; global governance of education and the role of international organisations in the making of educational policy; educational policy transfer; education and inclusion; and major global educational policies and their driving forces.
Critical Debates on Children and Education (Research Master)
The course aims to address some topical issues on children and education, including the education of children and youth with a migration background in Europe; so-called mosque education and its impact on social integration, citizenship and identity; internationalisation of higher education in the Netherlands with a focus on the academic and social integration of Chinese students; and mindfulness in education. These issues are debated from a comparative perspective, with case studies from the global south as well as the global north. An important approach taken in the course is to avoid trying to understand developments in the field of education by focusing only on schools and children, but to analyse how broader societal, political, and economic developments influence educational systems.
Ongoing PhD projects