The Education Systems of Europe

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Wolfgang Hörner, Hans Döbert, Botho von Kopp, Wolfgang Mitter
Springer Science & Business Media, May 3, 2007 - Social Science - 879 pages
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Education is a paradoxical phenomenon. On the one hand it is universal, as since the period of Enlightenment, it has been declared universal good for everybody. Mo- over, we learnt by historical research following the ideas of world system theory, that since this time as far as its main structures are concerned (compulsory state education given by professional teachers in classrooms...) it took even universal traits. However, on the other hand, the fact, that education became state education – organised or at least controlled by the state – was the beginning of another tradition line: education in the form of state organised educational institutions became a means of creating national identity. Universal inclusion as for the light of reason, shining for everybody is opposed to more or less nationalist exclusion (of all the others) shaping the feature of a particular nation state, with a particular educational system. This fundamental dialectical tension between the universal and the particular, was one to the important motives to make this handbook. One of the central issues of the country studies is precisely to display the relationship between universal v- ues and the search for national identity. Another motive is given by the European dimension of the handbook.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Albania
11
Andorra
32
Armenia
35
Austria
52
Azerbaijan
77
Belarus
85
Belgium
104
Liechtenstein
438
Lithuania
451
Luxembourg
470
Malta
487
Macedonia
503
Moldova
520
Monaco
541
Netherlands
555

BosniaHerzegovina
128
Bulgaria
147
Czech Republic
166
Croatia
184
Cyprus
202
Denmark
223
Estonia
237
Faroe Islands
249
Finland
251
France
263
Georgia
284
Germany
299
Greece
326
Hungary
341
Iceland
356
Ireland
378
Italy
394
Kosovo
408
Latvia
418
Norway
573
Poland
590
Portugal
607
Romania
626
Russian Federation
646
San Marino
669
Serbia
671
Slovak Republic
688
Slovenia
707
Spain
723
Sweden
741
Switzerland
758
Turkey
783
Ukraine
808
United Kingdom
826
The Way Ahead
852
Statistical Profile
867
Authors
877
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