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Finland

Country overview

...Country overview Before Finland’s independence in 1917, the moderate expansion of formal education was boosted by industrialization and urbanization. After the Second World War the creation of a Nordic-style welfare state with economic...

Germany

Country overview

...Country overview In Germany, schooling is highly stratified and children are streamed very early, after four or six years of primary schooling, into a variety of school types. Lower secondary education exhibits a status hierarchy extending...

Portugal

Country overview

...Country overview In Portugal, the responsibility for education is divided amongst the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity, which is responsible for providing the public network of preschool education; the Ministry of Education, which...

Micro-states in Western and Southern Europe outside the European Union

Colin Brock

Colin Brock is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Durham, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in Non-EU Countries in Western and Southern Europe : Education Around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Education in the world of small states is something of a niche field in the sub-discipline of comparative and international education. Much of the literature is concerned with small tropical states, many of them...

Introduction

John Sayer

John Sayer is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Department of Education, UK, and Trustee of the English Trust for European Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lynn Erler

Lynn Erler is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Department of Education, UK, and Trustee of the English Trust for European Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Background perspectives Europe, the great peace project, hope and expectation, the confederation of nations where human beings have spent, irrespective of boundaries, the last one and a half millennia killing one another, has...

Norway

Country overview

...Country overview In Norway early childhood education is the first voluntary step in a long educational pathway. The Norwegian educational system is centralized, egalitarian, and has a small private sector. T. Sprague , Education in Non-EU...

Switzerland

Country overview

...Country overview Switzerland is a unique country in many ways. It is one of the smallest countries in the world with four cultural regions and four different languages, three of which are official languages. Presenting the Swiss education...

Greece

Country overview

...Country overview Compulsory education in Greece begins at the age of four when children enroll in preprimary school. Primary education follows with a six-year study program. Secondary education includes two stages. The first is mandatory...

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Ken Jones

Ken Jones is Emeritus Professor of Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and Senior Policy Officer at the National Education Union, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anna Traianou

Anna Traianou is Reader in Educational Studies in the Department of Education at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Austerity and the Remaking of European Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The chapters in this book were composed in Europe’s long moment of crisis, which followed the crash of 2008, and the decision of national and EU leaders to respond to it with measures of austerity.In this decade-long period...

Comparing the Views of Students, Parents and Teachers on the Emerging Notions of Relevance of Education

Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe : Pathways, Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The understanding of the relevance of education is a result of complex and intertwined factors and circumstances, some of which are systemic (such as the form, accessibility and permeability of the education system, welfarestate...