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Personal profile

Research interests

I'm working in the field of language acquisition and bilingualism, focusing on the early development of bilingualism, bilingual education and the acquisition of Turkish and Dutch by young Turkish children in the Netherlands.

Educational research: practitioners research, professional learning communities, support for beginning teachers.


Learning and sociallization processes. Language learning by children and adults, first language learning, second language learning and bilingualism.

Interaction processes at home and in school, the use of academic language, the role of the teacher in learing academic language and the impact of academic language proficiency on school success of groups of students.

Research in the educational context, practitioners research, teacher professionalisation, research attitude of teachers and research culture in schools.

Current courses

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  • Portfolio Theory
  • Bilingualism And Multilingualism
  • Research
  • Bilingualism
  • Innovation Of Education
  • Mother Tongue; Education

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Research Output 1994 2018

A quality assessment of teacher research

Leuverink, K. R. & Aarts, R., 18 Oct 2018, In : Educational Action Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Beta-onderwijs in de praktijk

Aarts, R. (ed.), Thurlings, M. (ed.) & Hulsker, J. (ed.), 2018, Script!. 62 p. (Script Thema Publicaties; no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

Open Access

De driejarige begeleiding van startende leraren in Nederland.

Aarts, R., Feb 2018, Start to Teach: Inspiratiegids over aanvangsbegeleiding in het onderwijs. de Vos, S., de Wilde, J. & Beausaert, S. (eds.). Antwerpen-Apeldoorn, Vol. Garant Publishers. p. 55-77

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Academic language in elementary school mathematics: Academicness of teacher input during whole class instruction

Dokter, N., Aarts, R., Kurvers, J., Ros, A. & Kroon, S., 30 Dec 2017, In : Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics. 6, 2, p. 213-230 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

elementary school

Academic language input to preschool Turkish children in the Netherlands

Aarts, R., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Activities 2007 2017

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (External organisation)

A.M.L. Aarts (Member)
Oct 2017Jan 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Onderwijs Research Dagen

R. Aarts (Speaker)
26 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific


R. Aarts (Speaker)
25 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Velow-Velon conferentie

R. Aarts (Speaker)
5 Feb 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

International journal of bilingual education and bilingualism (Journal)

R. Aarts (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Projects 1994 2010

De ontwikkeling van schooltaalvaardigheid van Turkse 3-6- jarige kinderen in communicatieve contexten thuis en op school

Vallen, A. L. M., Kurvers, J. J. H., Yagmur, K., Demir, S. & Aarts, R.


Project: Research project


Aarts, R. & Broeder, P.


Project: Research project