Schools are professional organizations, but the learning capacity differs greatly between schools. What makes teachers and school leaders actively professionalize in some schools, but not in others? How can teachers further professionalize themselves? And how can a school leader make a difference? Why is the role of school leader so important to further develop yourself as a school? To what extent do the conditions and instruments work in this and when is it more about attitude and behavior? In this, more qualitative line, we work together with school leaders, teachers, administrators and international organizations to help schools become more learning organizations.


Inge de Wolf


Tijana Prokic-Breuer

Managing Director

Stan Vermeulen

Senior Researcher

Nienke Ruijs

Senior Researcher

Research and partners

For our work on schools as learning organisations we are partnering with Inspectorate of Education. For this line of research we received a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on early career mobility patterns of primary school teachers. We are also studying the link between teachers characteristics and student’s performance as well as the impact of teacher-students assortative matching on student outcomes. The results of this research line are made available for a wider audience through yearly publication of State of Education in the Netherlands.

For more information on this research please contact Tijana Prokic-Breuer or Stan Vermeulen.