ERIC Number: ED430906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
The Educational System in Germany: Case Study Findings.
Ashwill, Mark A., Ed.
The German education system is directly influenced by a set of principles which come from social, cultural, and political realms in Germany. This document provides a detailed and comprehensive treatment of four key academic and nonacademic factors that are of interest to U.S. policymakers. They are: (1) national standards in education; (2) teachers' preparation and working lives; (3) the role of school in adolescents' lives; and (4) how students' differences in ability are managed by the school system. This qualitative information provides the supplementary contextual information necessary for educators to assess and interpret the quantitative data collected through the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS). Chapter titles are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Development and Implementation of Education Standards in Germany"; (3) Individual Differences and the German Education System"; (4) "The Role of School in German Adolescents' Lives"; and (5) "Teachers and the Teaching Profession in Germany." References for further reading are included. Contains 81 references. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Standards, Adolescents, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Experience, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student School Relationship, Teacher Education
National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (OERI/ED), Washington, DC; Web site: http://www.ed.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Germany