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Challenges to European Education

Cultural Values, National Identities, and Global Responsibilities


Thyge Winther-Jensen

A multi-faceted overview of current trends, Challenges to European Education is a product of the 16th Congress of the Comparative Education Society in Europe. Bringing together authoritative studies related to teacher training issues, the redefinition of European curricula, dramatic changes in European education systems, and the elaboration of educational policies at the European level, the volume makes an important step toward broadening the scope of existing Comparative Education literature. Above all, its 25 chapters, grouped into five thematic sections, show the advantages of employing both the historical dimension and the macro-comparative, cross-civilizational perspective. Challenges to European Education brings into focus the vital elements which - transcending national differences - are common to the educational systems of Europe.
Contents: The Cultural Heritage of the European - Education and Cultures - The European Dimension in Education - Education and Society - Education in Europe from a Global Point of View.