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The Education Systems of Europe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Wolfgang Hörner, Hans Döbert
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michael Schmidt-Neke
    Pages 11-31
  4. Wendelin Sroka
    Pages 32-34
  5. Ingo-Eric M. Schmidt-Braul, Botho von Kopp
    Pages 35-51
  6. Ferdinand Eder, Franz Kroath, Josef Thonhauser
    Pages 52-76
  7. Rada Spasić
    Pages 77-84
  8. Wendelin Sroka
    Pages 85-103
  9. Christiane Brusselmans-Dehairs, Martin Valcke
    Pages 104-127
  10. Katarina Batarilo, Volker Lenhart
    Pages 128-146
  11. Nikolay Popov
    Pages 147-165
  12. Jan Průcha
    Pages 166-183
  13. Marko Palekčić, Nenad Zekanović
    Pages 184-201
  14. Petros Pashiardis
    Pages 202-222
  15. Tobias Werler, Tine Bering Keiding
    Pages 223-236
  16. Väino Rajangu
    Pages 237-248
  17. Wendelin Sroka
    Pages 249-250
  18. Pertti Kansanen, Matti Meri
    Pages 251-262
  19. Wolfgang Hörner
    Pages 263-283
  20. Ingo-Eric M. Schmidt-Braul, Botho von Kopp
    Pages 284-298

About this book


This book is the first to present an analytical description of the education systems of all European countries, following common guidelines. These conceptual guidelines consider various criteria concerning presumptions as to the quality of a good education system. One of the book’s central aims is to explore the paradoxical character of education, i.e. the relationship between universal values and the search for a national identity. It looks at the dynamics of the developments in the ‘new’ Eastern European countries compared to those of ‘older’ Western European countries. It then goes on to discover a common pattern of European education and compares it to that of education systems outside Europe, making it relevant reading to educators around the world. The handbook provides many suggestions for further study.


Europe European Union (EU) Nation comparative education education education systems european education national systems quality

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Erziehungswissenschaftliche FakultätLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische ForschungBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische ForschungGermany
  4. 4.Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische ForschungGermany

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