In this edition of The XPat Journal, Chris Smit focuses on two aspects of education. Namely the fields of study available at Dutch Universities and the coaching phenomenon in the Netherlands. Both of these phenomena have their roots in two dimensions: Individualism and Masculinity (or, as the case may be, femininity) – not the the latter is linked to gender differences.
For instance: in keeping with Individualism you should be able to study anything you like and in keeping with Masculinity (or rather Femininity, or Process orientation) the fact that you studied is more important that what you studied. The issue is quality over quantity.
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