ERIC Number: ED398432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Structures of the Education and Initial Training Systems in the European Union. Second Edition.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
This report provides information on the administration and structure of all levels of education and initial vocational training in 17 countries--the 15 Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway. Country reports are arranged in a similar way to facilitate comparison. Chapter 1 contains information on each country, the basic principles affecting the education and training systems, the distribution of responsibilities, administration, inspection, financing, private education, and advisory bodies. The following chapters cover preschool, primary, secondary (general, technical, and vocational) education, initial vocational training for young people, and higher education. Sections dealing with curriculum, assessment, teachers, and statistics follow a general description of the objectives and organization of each level. Statistical data cover the number of pupils/students, teachers, institutions and, where available, pupil-teacher ratios, attendance or completion rates, and the options taken up at different stages. Initial vocational training covers programs that are usually outside the formal education system, such as apprenticeship, youth training, and vocational integration programs. After a general outline, the higher education section includes the following: admission, fees/student finance, academic year, courses, qualifications, and assessment. Diagrams of the systems, with brief explanatory notes are found at the beginning of each chapter. (YLB)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Education, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Iceland; Norway