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Mitter, Wolfgang:

The education systems of Europe:
Education in Europe: The Way Ahead

In: Trends in Bildung - international (TiBi), (2006) 13

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Bildungswesen, Entwicklung, Bildungspolitik, Nationalstaat, Organisation (Struktur), Region, Europäische Union, Globalisierung, Schule, Schulverwaltung, Autonomie, Schulpflicht, Curriculumentwicklung, Bildungsinhalt, Interkulturalität, Migration, Lehrerberuf, Lehrerausbildung, Steuerung, Internationaler Vergleich, Europa, Vereinigte Staaten, Kanada, Australien

Regarding the different national education systems of modern Europe comparable features of diversity can be observed, as well as a wide range of similarities, e.g. compulsory school attendance, the horizontally structured school system or core subjects. "In the current period education systems are affected by growing influence of global changes, concerning both their internal processes and their positions in the perceptions by the society." The author points out that since this trend is marked by strong dynamism, exact predictions on times to come are very difficult; thus his "predictions at the beginning of the 21st century" are made "on the proviso that they need to be revised even in the near future." The author's considerations are focused on the following criteria which mirror trends to be observed in all European education systems: Educational sovereignty; opening of schools; curriculum development; intercultural socialisation and education; teaching profession and teacher education. In an exemplary excursion into the comparative domain Europe as educational space in its own right is compared to the United States, Australia and Canada. The author concludes with remarks on the global dimension of European education. (DIPF/Orig./Kie.)

Bildungsqualität und Evaluation; Bildungsqualität und Evaluation