Ms C.S. (Ceren) Abacioglu
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Educational Sciences
Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
1001 NG Amsterdam
Ceren has finished her bachelor's degree in psychology at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey (2014), followed by earning her research master's degree in psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA; 2016) with a major in social psychology and minor in educational sciences. During her bachelor's and master's, Ceren has gained research experience in various areas such as developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and biopsychology. Eager to conduct multidisciplinary research in order to gain a broader perspective on societal problems, Ceren has recently started her PhD as part of the Research Priority Area Yield ( http://cde.uva.nl/research/rpa-yield/about.html).
Her research focuses how teachers' approach to multiculturalism influence minority students' integration within their classrooms, and their subsequent school engagement. The project, thus, aims to improve inter-ethnic and inter-cultural relations that would not only benefit children’s educational achievement but also society’s goal of social integration. With an increasingly diverse Dutch society, it is important that teachers gain the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with diversity in their classrooms. Belonging to one of the largest ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands, and living in the Netherlands for over two years, she believes she can bring new insights into this particular area of research with the supervision of Prof. dr Monique Volman of Educational Sciences and Prof. dr Agneta Fischer of Social Psychology.
- Abacioglu, C. S., Isvoranu, A. M., Epskamp, S., Verkuyten, M., & Thijs, J. (submitted). Exploring teachers’ influence on student motivation in multicultural classrooms: A comparative network analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology.
- Kosar-Altinyelken, H., Volman, M. L. L., Abacioglu, C. S., Baan, J., Calor, S. M., Daas, R. J. M., ... Voogt, J. M. (2016). Wetenschappers: stop met de termen 'zwarte' en 'witte' school. De Volkskrant, 17 februari 2016.
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