The ADKS is a panel study that will run for six years. In 2018 we approached all first year students in all classes of fifty secondary schools across the Netherlands (i.e., average age 12 year old students). These students are monitored via digital questionnaires on a yearly basis, so that their development to democratic citizenship may be studied.
The ADKS is a project by the University of Amsterdam, headed by prof.dr. Geert ten Dam (Education Sciences), prof.dr. Herman van de Werfhorst (Sociology), and myself and executed by three postdocs (Ellis Aizenberg, Paula Thijs, Frank Wanders) and a PhD-student (Laura Mulder). ADKS is supported by ProDemos: House for democracy and the rule of law, and the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), and financed by the Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs.