• Van der Boechorststraat 1

    1081 BT Amsterdam


Personal profile

Personal information

Professional interests

  • Human flourishing
  • Parental responsibility
  • Children's rights and interests
  • Ethics and education

Positions journals and learned societies

  • Assistant editor of the Journal of Philosophy of Education
  • Associate editor of Theory and Research in Education
  • Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Moral Education      
  • Member of the executive committee of the Philosophy of Education Society Great Britain
  • Member of the board of the Association for Moral Education & chair of the Good Works Award committee of the Association for Moral Education


Highlighted publications


van Bergen, D. D., de Ruyter, D. J., & Pels, T. V. M. (2016). “Us Against Them” or “All Humans Are Equal”. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558416672007. doi:10.1177/0743558416672007

Wolbert, L., de Ruyter, D.J. & Schinkel, A. (2015). Formal criteria for the concept of human flourishing: the first step in defending flourishing as an ideal aim of education. Ethics and Education 10(1): 118-129. 

de Ruyter, D.J. (2015). Wellbeing and education. J. Suissa, C. Winstanley & R. Marples (Eds.) Education, Philosophy and Well-being: New perspectives on the work of John White (Routledge Research in Education) (84-98). London: Routledge.

de Ruyter D.J. & Schinkel, A. (2013). On the Relations Between Parents' Ideals and Children's Autonomy. Educational Theory 63 (4):369-388.

van der Kooij, J.C., de Ruyter, D. J. & Miedema, S.(2013). "Worldview": The Meaning of the Concept and the Impact on Religious Education. Religious Education, 108 (2), 210-228.

Pels, T.V.M. &Ruyter, D.J. de (2012). The Influence of Education and Socialization on Radicalization: An Exploration of Theoretical Presumptions and Empirical Research. Child & Youth Care Forum, 41(3), 311-325.


Ancillary activities

  • stichting Pro Juventute Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2014-02-14

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2014-02-18)

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Research Output 1995 2016

Idealen in opvoeding en onderwijs

de Ruyter, D. J. 2016 Inleiding in de pedagogiek: Thema's en basisbegrippen. Smeyers, P., Ramaekers, S., van Goor, R. & Vanobbergen, B. (eds.). Amsterdam: BOOM, p. 59-70

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

Individual moral development and moral progress

Schinkel, A. & de Ruyter, D. J. 2016 In : Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. p. 1-16

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

The merits of using “worldview” in Religious Education

van der Kooij, J. C., de Ruyter, D. J. & Miedema, S. 2016 In : Religious Education.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Worldview and moral education: On conceptual clarity and consistency in use

van der Kooij, J. C. 2016

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Open Access