• 2012
    Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau
    Decorated as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau (geridderd als Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau), Amsterdam, 14 December, 2012 for his national and international academic contributions to the field of Religious Education, as well as the societal valorization of his insights, and his service to society broadly speaking (e.g. politics, church)
  • 2012
    Liber Amicorum in honour of Siebren Miedema: Ina ter Avest (Ed.)
    Liber Amicorum in honour of Siebren Miedema: Ina ter Avest (Ed.) (2012). On the Edge: (Auto)biography and Pedagogical Theories on Religious Education. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei, with a foreword by John Hull and contributions by Ina ter Avest, Cok Bakker, Günther Dietz, Hans-Günther Heimbrock, Chris Hermans, Robert Jackson, Fedor Kozyrev, Henk Kuindersma, Alma Lanser, Wilna Meijer, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Bram de Muynck, Cornelia Roux, Doret de Ruyter, Friedrich Schweitzer, Jack Seymour Geir Skeie, Marian de Souza and Wolfram Weisse, presented at VU University Amsterdam, 14 December 2012.
  • 2011-2015
    Presidency positions of REA and APPRRE
    President 2013-2014; President-Elect & 2013 Program Chair-Elect 2012-2013; Vice-President 2011-2012, Immediate Past-President 2014-2015, of the Religious Education Association (REA), the Association of Professors, Practitioners and Researchers in Religious Education (APPRRE).
  • 2007-2012
    Visiting Professor in Philosophy of Religious Education, Faculty of Sociology St. Petersburg State University, Russ
  • 1990
    Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy and History of Education, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education (OISE), Toronto, Canada (April- August).
  • 1984
    KNAW Award
    Award from the Social Scientific Board of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) for the review article “De invloed van de kritische pedagogiek in Nederland”, Pedagogisch Tijdschrift, 1984, 9, 185-194 (the best out of 5 awarded articles)