• Jan Germen Janmaat

    Reader in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

    Lifelong and Comparative Education
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
    0207 612 6631
  • Jan Germen Janmaat

Role in LLAKES

Deputy Director; Leader of Theme 3: Theme Three examines models of lifelong learning across countries to understand more fully how different education systems impact on skills distribution, civic values and social cohesion. All projects will use international comparisons to assess the effects of macro-level contextual conditions – educational, socio-economic and cultural – on these outcomes. Leader of project 3.3."Lifelong Learning Systems, Equality and Civic Values" This project explores whether regional varieties of civic culture can be identified across Europe and East Asia and whether these varieties correspond to varieties of capitalism, welfare regimes and regimes of social cohesion. It will also examine whether lifelong learning systems are related to patterns of civic culture.

IRIS profile

  • LLAKES Projects

    Theme 3 Project 1: Causes and Dynamics of the Unequal Distribution of Skills among Adults: A Cross-Country Analysis

    Theme 3 Project 3: Lifelong Learning Systems, Equality and Civic Values

  • Recent Outputs and Activities




    Parker-Jenkins., M., Glenn, M. and Janmaat, J.G. (2014). Reaching in, Reaching Out: Faith Schools, Community Engagement and 21st Century Skills for Intercultural Understanding. London: Institute of Education Press.

    Janmaat, J.G., Duru-Bellat, M., Mehaut, P., and Green, A. (eds.) (2013). Dynamics and Social Outcomes of Education Systems. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Green, A. and J.G. Janmaat (2011). Regimes of Social Cohesion: Societies and the Crisis of Globalisation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Green, A., J. Preston and J.G. Janmaat (2006). Education, Equality and Social Cohesion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


    Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

    Janmaat, J.G. (forthcoming). ‘Do Ethnically Mixed Classrooms Promote Inclusive Attitudes Towards Immigrants Everywhere? A Study Among Native Adolescents in 14 Western Countries’, European Sociological Review.

    Hoskins, B., Janmaat, J.G., Han, C., and Muijs, D. (forthcoming). Inequalities in the Education System and the Reproduction of Socio-Economic Disparities in Voting in England, Denmark and Germany, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2015). ‘School Ethnic Diversity and White Students’ Civic Attitudes  in England’, Social Science Research, Vol 49, pp. 97-109.

    Janmaat, J.G., Mostafa, T., and Hoskins, B. (2014). Widening the Participation Gap: The Effect of Educational Track on Reported Voting in England, Journal of Adolescence, 37, 473-482.

    Qureshi, Y, and Janmaat, J.G. (2014). ‘Diverging or Converging Trends: An Investigation of Education Policies Concerning the Incorporation of Ethnic Minority Children in England, France and Germany’, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Vol 44, No 5, pp. 710-31.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2013). ‘Subjective Inequality: A Review of International Comparative Studies on People’s Views about Inequality’, European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociology, 54, 3, pp. 357-89.

    Janmaat, J.G. and Green, A. (2013). ‘Skills Inequality, Adult Learning and Social Cohesion in the United Kingdom’, British Journal of Educational Studies, 61, 1, pp. 7-24.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2012). ‘The Effect of Classroom Diversity on Tolerance and Participation in England, Sweden and Germany’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38, (1), 21-40.

    Hoskins, B., Janmaat, J.G. and Villalba, E. (2012). ‘Learning Citizenship through Social Participation Outside and Inside School: An International, Multilevel Study of Young People’s Learning of Citizenship’, British Educational Research Journal, Vol 38, No 3, pp 419-446.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2011). ‘Social Cohesion as a Real-Life Phenomenon: Assessing the Explanatory Power of the Universalist and Particularist Perspectives’, Social Indicators Research, Vol 100, No 1, 61-83.

    Janmaat, J.G. and N. Mons (2011). ‘Promoting Ethnic Tolerance and Patriotism: The Role of Education System Characteristics’, Comparative Education Review, Vol 55, No 1, 56-81.

    Green, A., J.G. Janmaat and H. Cheng (2011). ‘Social Cohesion: Converging and Diverging Trends’, National Institute of Economics Review, No 215, 6-22.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2011). ‘Ability Grouping, Segregation and Civic Competences among Adolescents’, International Sociology, 26 (4): 455-482.

    Janmaat, J.G. and R. Braun (2009) ‘Diversity and Postmaterialism as Rival Perspectives in Accounting for Social Solidarity: Evidence from International Surveys’, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, pp. 39-68.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2008) ‘The Civic Attitudes of Ethnic Minority Youth and the Impact of Citizenship Education’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol 34, No 1, pp 27-54.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2008) ‘Socio-Economic Inequality and Cultural Fragmentation in Western Societies’, Comparative Sociology. Vol 7, No 1, pp 179-214.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2006) ‘Popular Conceptions of Nationhood in Old and New European Member States: Partial Support for the Ethnic-Civic Framework’, Ethnic and Racial Studies 29, No. 1, 50-78.

    Janmaat, J.G. (2006) ‘Civic Culture in East and West’, European Journal of Sociology 29, No. 2, 303-333.


Contact Details

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    0207 612 6631
    Lifelong and Comparative Education,
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)