9780275952020

Problems and Prospects in European Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780275952020

  • ISBN10:

    0275952029

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-06-30
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Summary

Written by scholars and professionals from such organizations as the Council of Europe and the European Community, this volume provides a comprehensive examination of education throughout Europe. The particularities of national educational systems are of necessity within its purview, but overall organization of the volume reflects such thematic and regional concerns as the impact of social and economic integration on education, the modification of educational structures and curricula following the demise of communism in Eastern Europe, degree equivalency, the financing of educational change, privatization, the impact of migration and immigration, national concerns, intercultural education, and multiculturalism. The volume's experts discuss European education's common heritage and the distinct national traditions it preserves. They deal with the interpretations of European education systems put forward in the shape of educational theories or reform-oriented programs, policies, and ideologies, as well as with the social actors, forces, and movements that have fuelled reform. The book's chapters also address the challenges European education has to face as a consequence of processes of change occurring at multiple levels: at the levels of cultural values, socio-political reconstruction, intercultural migration, supra-national integration, and ongoing global interconnection.

Author Biography

ELIZABETH SHERMAN SWING, Professor Emerita of Education, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, is the Historian of the Comparative and International Education Society.JURGEN SCHRIEWER is Professor of Comparative Education and Head of the Comparative Education Centre of Humboldt University, Berlin.FRANCOIS ORIVEL is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Research on the Economics of Education, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.

Table of Contents

European Educational Systems: The Framework of Tradition, Systemic Expansion, and Challenges for Restructuring
1(20)
Jurgen Schriewer
Francois Orivel
Elizabeth Sherman Swing
PART I. THE STRUCTURES OF EUROPEAN EDUCATION 21(76)
Systems of Public Administration: Patterns of School Legislation and Management
23(22)
Hermann Avenarius
Theo M.E. Liket
The Teaching Profession in Europe: Historical and Sociological Analysis
45(27)
Antonio Novoa
Educational Studies in Europe
72(25)
Jurgen Schriewer
PART II. SYSTEMIC GROWTH AND EXPANSION 97(92)
Equality of Opportunity: Expansion of European School Systems Since the Second World War
99(19)
Bernd Zymek
The Economics of Education: Incentives, Control of Costs, Allocation of Resources
118(25)
Francois Orivel
The Impact of Family Socialization Processes and Educational Strategies on the Adaptation and Academic Success of Students
143(23)
Marie Duru-Bellat
Agnes van Zanten
Gender Issues in European Education Today
166(23)
Margaret B. Sutherland
PART III. EUROPEAN EDUCATION IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL CHANGE 189(74)
The Heritage of Socialism and Perestroika: Transformation Processes in Central and Eastern European Education
191(28)
Jurgen Wichmann
Val D. Rust
Schools, Separatism, and Assimilation: The Education of ``Others'' in Europe
219(25)
Elizabeth Sherman Swing
Developing the European Dimension in Education: The Roles of the European Union and the Council of Europe
244(19)
Raymond Ryba
Index 263(22)
About the Editors and Contributors 285

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