Education in the European Union: Post-2003 Member States: Volume 2.pdf

Education in the European Union: Post-2003 Member States: Volume 2.pdf


The volume provides a comprehensive reference resource for education in the countries that joined the European Union between the signing of the Treaty of Nice to the present time: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Many of these countries have previously been under the influence of the Soviet Union and are moving through transitional phases towards more western models. The chapters in this volume, written by regional experts, examine the educational heritage of these countries and how these education systems evolved in response to changing national needs, European agreements including the Treaty of Nice and The Bologna Process, and international evaluations such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The chapters on Cyprus and Malta show the very special circumstances of these two Mediterranean islands and the international influences that have underpinned their developments in education.

Trevor Corner is Reader in Education and Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Series Editor's Preface, Colin Brock (University of Durham, UK) 1. Education in the European Union: Stagnation, Transition and Change in the Central, Eastern and Mediterranean European Countries, Trevor Corner (University of Bedfordshire, UK) 2. Bulgaria: Structural, Economic and Social Trends in the Post-Nice Era, Kiril Bankov (University of Sofia, Bulgaria) 3. Croatia: Education Facing Globalization, Andrea Slaus-Kokotovic (XV Gymnasium, Zagreb, Croatia) 4. Cyprus: An Overview, Eleftherios Klerides (European University of Cyprus, Cyprus) 5. The Czech Republic: Education and Comprehensive Schooling, David Gregor (Charles University, Prague) 6. Estonia: Education in the Grip of Change, Larissa Jogi (University of Tallinn, Estonia) 7. Hungary: Recent History, Change and Trends, Andrea Laczik (University of Warwick, UK) 8. Latvia: Re-conceptualizing Education and Professional Development in the post-Soviet Era, Iveta Silova (LeHigh University, USA) 9. Lithuania: Twenty Five Years of Reforms, Rimantas Zelvis (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania) 10. Malta: An Overview, Peter Mayo (University of Malta, Malta) and Carmel Borg (University of Malta, Malta) 11. Poland: An Overview, Kataryna Krason (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland) 12. Romania: An Overview, Danut Dumitrascu (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania) and Carmen Novac (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania) 13. Slovakia: Current Issues in Education, Eva Tandlichova (Comenius University, Slovakia) 14. Slovenia: Education Principles and Reality, Mojka Pecek (University of Lubliana, Slovenia) Index


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