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School Systems of Europe

Handbook on the "School Systems of Europe"

Project description

The results of the PISA study have shown that regular actualisations of our knowledge about developments in the school systems of other European states are necessary to understand educational policy and administrative decision making in the context of international educational practice and research as well as to keep up with the reforms being implemented in rapid succession. Scientists in this Center together with other national and international experts have compiled a review that contains descriptions of the school systems of all sovereign European states, ranging from Iceland to Georgia, from Norway to Malta. The uniform organisation of the country reports arranged according to identical questions provides a comparatively homogeneous level of analysis and similar exploratory dimensions. The concept of Europe is not limited to the core European states; it also encompasses developments at the periphery, where states such as Turkey and the Balkan republics are pushing back into Europe, not least because of their school achievements. The project not only demonstrates the common developmental trends of European schools systems clearly, but also provides first indicators regarding the causes of success and failure of the respective schools systems that participated in the international school achievement test (PISA, TIMMS etc.).


Hörner, Wolfgang (Hrsg.); Döbert, Hans (Hrsg.); Kopp, Botho von (Hrsg.); Mitter, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): The education systems of Europe. Dordrecht: Springer 2007, 879 pages

Döbert, Hans (Hrsg.); Hörner, Wolfgang (Hrsg.); Kopp, Botho von (Hrsg.); Mitter, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Die Schulsysteme Europas. 2. Aufl. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider-Verl. Hohengehren 2004, 655 pages

Project details

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Project type: Interdepartmental projects
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