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Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision

Leaton Gray, SH; Scott, D; Mehisto, P; (2018) Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision. Palgrave Macmillan Green open access

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Abstract

This open access book examines the modern role of the European School system within the European Union, at a time when the global economy demands a new vision for contemporary education. The European schools are currently in a state of crisis: their 60-year-old tradition of bilingual and multilingual education is being strained by rapid EU expansion and the removal of English speaking teachers as a result of Brexit. Their tried and tested model of mathematics and science education has rapidly been overtaken by new developments in pedagogy and assessment research, while recruitment and retention of students and teachers has become increasingly fraught as European member states review what they are, and what they are not, prepared to fund. The authors draw on original and empirical research to assess the European Schools’ place in a new Europe where the entire post-war European Project is potentially at risk. This well-researched volume will be of interest to practitioners working in European schools as well as students and scholars of EU politics and international education.

Type: Book
Title: Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision
ISBN-13: 9783319714639
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71464-6
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71464-6
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2018. This book is an open access publication. This book is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: European Union, European Economic Community, European Baccalaureate, EU expansion, assessment reform
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10052252
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