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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 1-22 Open Access
  3. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 23-48 Open Access
  4. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 49-73 Open Access
  5. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 75-97 Open Access
  6. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 99-119 Open Access
  7. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 121-137 Open Access
  8. Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott, Peeter Mehisto
    Pages 139-159 Open Access
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-183

About this book

Introduction

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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.UCL Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.UCL Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.UCL Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom

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

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)