ERIC Number: ED424165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Education in the European Union: Structures, Organisation and Administration.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
This study examines the existing secondary education structures of the European Union member nations, the organization of education, teacher training, and the way in which secondary education is managed in Europe today. The three European Free Trade Association/European Economic Area (EFTA/EEC) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) also are included in the study. The four chapters aim to facilitate an approach to the various issues confronting secondary education in the countries. Chapter 1 addresses the structure of secondary education, situates it within the education systems as a whole, and looks at the various branches and pupil mobility within the systems. Chapter 2 deals with the internal organization of secondary schools and aims to describe and compare the situation in various countries in terms of the way school time is organized, the subjects taught, and the types of assessment and certification used. This chapter also deals with pedagogical approaches to combating school failure. Chapter 3 focuses specifically on initial teacher training for secondary education. Chapter 4, on administration, addresses decision-making and gauges the extent to which this has devolved to regional and local levels, as well as to individual schools themselves, in areas such as the planning, structure and educational organization of secondary education and the management of teaching staff. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union