This study describes the role of 9 primary school teachers during arranged class meetings. The class meetings are part of the program ‘Democratisch Burgerschap in de Basisschool’. This program tries to develop democratic citizenship among primary school children by expanding their democratic knowledge and skills. The results show a connection between teacher’s vision, attitude, motivation and qualities and the way they behave during the class meetings. Moreover teachers adjust their behavior to the age, experience and skills of their students. Because students developed their democratic knowledge and debating skills slowly, teachers were forced to keep structuring, stimulating and correcting on a high level during class meetings
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