Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension included in Social Science Citation Index

I am happy to share that the ‘Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension; Competence for Communication and Rural Innovation’ (JAEE) got included in the Social Science Citation Index this week. The first (2018) Impact Factor is 1.388, which places it in the middle range of the journals listed in the category Education and Educational Research. Needless to say that this is the result of many years of hard and concentrated work, of the past and present editorial teams, publishers, reviewers, and above all, the authors. Thank you all very much for your efforts! I am stepping down as Editor-in-Chief at the end of the year, and wish Kristin Davis and Laurens Klerkx a lot of success with the further development of the journal. Establishing top quality agricultural education and extension throughout the globe will contribute to the quality of life.

Nienke Woldman succesfully defended her dissertation

On May 24, 2019, Nienke Woldman successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Competence development of Temporary Agency Workers. Understanding the complexities of a triangular employment relationship”. Why can better conditions for competence development contribute to increasing the performance of the organization and the career development of the indivual? Is more regulation desirable? If neglected, lack of competence development of flex workers, including independent entrepeneurs without employees, will at the end of the day result in high societal costs because of growing skills gaps and mis-matches.

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Misbah Zainun successfully defended his dissertation

On May 21, Zainun Misbah defended his dissertation ‘Teacher-Student Interaction in Competence-Based Vocational Education in Indonesia’. His statement was that the implementation of CBE necessitates a change in the relationship between teachers and students. He showed that this relationship is complicated.

Thanks Dr. Judith Gulikers for the daily supervision, Prof. Eveline Wuttke, Prof. Michael Gessler, Prof. Jan Vermunt, and Prof. Arnold Bregt for the assessment of the thesis and opposition during the defence, and Prof. Tiny van Boekel for chairing the defence as Deputy Rector Magnificus, and Eko Nugroho and Megawanti for serving as paranymphs.