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Curriculum Reform in the European Schools

Towards a 21st Century Vision

Palgrave Macmillan
  • First major study on curriculum and assessment reform in the European Schools

  • Explores the modern role of the European Schools especially as Europe looks for new models of contemporary education

  • Analyses the current state of crisis European Schools are facing in light of ongoing EU changes

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Becoming Europeans: A History of the European Schools

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 1-22Open Access
  3. Acquainted with All that Is Great and Good: Designing a Twenty-First Century Curriculum

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 23-48Open Access
  4. Educated Side by Side: The Role of Language in the European Schools

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 49-73Open Access
  5. A United and Thriving Europe? A Sociology of the European Schools

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 75-97Open Access
  6. Schooled and Ready: Assessment Reform

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 99-119Open Access
  7. Consolidating the Work of Their Fathers: Moving on from European Schools to Higher Education

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 121-137Open Access
  8. Belonging Together: A Model for Education in a New European Age

    • Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 139-159Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 161-183

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This open access book examines the modern role of the European School system within the European Union, at a time when the global economy demands a new vision for contemporary education. The European schools are currently in a state of crisis: their 60-year-old tradition of bilingual and multilingual education is being strained by rapid EU expansion and the removal of English speaking teachers as a result of Brexit. Their tried and tested model of mathematics and science education has rapidly been overtaken by new developments in pedagogy and assessment research, while recruitment and retention of students and teachers has become increasingly fraught as European member states review what they are, and what they are not, prepared to fund. The authors draw on original and empirical research to assess the European Schools’ place in a new Europe where the entire post-war European Project is potentially at risk. This well-researched volume will be of interest to practitioners working in European schools as well as students and scholars of EU politics and international education.

Keywords

  • european union
  • european economic community
  • European Baccalaureate
  • EU expansion
  • assessment reform
  • european union politics

Reviews

“This book makes a significant contribution to the much under-researched and largely unchanged system of the European Schools. It is a valuable resource for scholars, school practitioners and policymakers with an interest in curriculum design in a European context and multilingual and multicultural education.” (Nicola Savvides, Senior Lecturer in International Education, University of Bath, UK)

“An in-depth and informed analysis of the curriculum offered in the European Schools, completed by inspiring suggestions to update it in line with today’s requirements.” (Giancarlo Marcheggiano, Director General of the European Schools)

Authors and Affiliations

  • UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom

    Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto

About the authors

Sandra Leaton Gray is Senior Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, UK.

David Scott is Emeritus Professor of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, UK.

Peeter Mehisto is Visiting Research Associate, UCL Institute of Education, UK.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
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Hardcover Book USD 31.00
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