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ERIC Number: ED439973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-2-87116-217-4
Pre-School and Primary Education in the European Union.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
This report contains basic data about the organization and structure of pre-school and primary education in the educational system of the countries of the European Union. Three essential aspects of children's schooling are addressed: (1) the pattern of the school year and the time devoted to teaching; (2) organization of teaching and evaluation; and (3) the development and content of educational programs. Some information on the initial training of teachers also is provided. The report is divided into two parts. Part 1, "General Organisation," contains: (1) "The Structure of Education"; (2) "Time Spent in School in Primary Education"; and (3) "Provision for Pupils in Primary Schools Out of School Hours." Part 2, "The Education Process," includes: (1) "Pre-School Education"; (2)"Primary Education"; and (3) "Transition to Secondary Education." Three annexes of data tables are appended. (EH)
EURYDICE European Unit, Rue d'Arlon 15, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: 32-2-238-30-11; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Task Force on Human Resources, Education, Training, Youth.
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union