The last few years have seen monumental battles over education both in Britain and in continental Europe. While the need for the state to take responsibility for raising educational standards has never been fully accepted in Britain, on the continent of Europe the state is seen to have a legitimate and necessary role in providing better education for the bulk of its citizens. This difference will take on greater importance after '1992' when competition will depend on a skilled, that is educated, workforce. In the Europe of the future there will be little room for unskilled, low-paid workers. This issue of Contemporary European Affairs discusses present and future aspects of the education systems of the UK, France, Germany and Italy.


For the academic and general reader interested in the changing state of education throughout Europe.

Table of Contents

Editorial, D S Bell & J Gaffney. Educating Europe. The future of French education, E Pisani. The mutual recognition of qualifications in Europe, P Franjou. How should we assess in education? P Laderriere. The dawn or death of the UK era, D McAvoy. Europe's Universities: organized chaos, J-M Vincent. France: crisis in the schools, J-Y Rochex. The Italian education system, A Pandolfi. Higher education and industry - the Italian situation, G Monaci. The German education system: history and problems, L Von Friedeburg. Higher education in France, B Lacroix. Europe Now. New perspectives on French immigration policy, G Moreau. Britain and the European Community: from Thatcher to Major, D Allen. Book Reviews. Europe between its people and its nations, S Nair (Reviews of L'Europe, histoire de ses peuples by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle, and L'Europe et ses nations by Krzysztof Pomain). Cruelty and progress, J-B Duroselle and E Pisani (Dialogue review of L'Europe, histoire de ses peuples by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle).


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