(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

The primary school system in the Netherlands 1900-1980 in Dutch geography in the 1980s. A selection of contribucions to the I.G.U. 1984.


The paper describes the current primary school system in the Netherlands as an extreme case of the possible compromises over the basic church-state relationship problem in Western society. It is characterized by very low thresholds for the funding of privately run schools from public funds. There are Protestant schools of various denominations. Catholic schools and public schools. The institutional rules embedded in the political structure of the country and the religious composition of the population are considered as crucial factors in the distribution of types of schools. These distributions are analysed for two important moments in time (the years around 1920 and 1970) and for various parts of the country.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 75, no3 [pp. 177-185]

Bibliographic references : 18 réf.



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