The Western European Idea in Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080252087, 9781483296425

The Western European Idea in Education

1st Edition

Authors: V. Mallinson
eBook ISBN: 9781483296425
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st April 1980
Page Count: 415
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Table of Contents

(partial) The concept of Western Europe unity

The cultural heritage

The traditional elements in European education

The critical moment

Basic schooling

How comprehensive?

Technical and recurrent education

Educating the teachers

Dilemma in the universities

Towards a policy of harmonisation



A textbook on education in Western Europe, this book is designed for students of both education and European studies. It compares and contrasts education ideals and practice and cultural aspirations in different countries and generations and then goes on to consider how Western Europe will react to future challenge and change - both from within and beyond its own confines


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@qu:...This presentation is both rich and stimulating. He has been obliged, naturally, to select among the almost incomprehensible volume of relevant arguments, events and facts. His aim has been to organise these into surveyable units, bringing system and order to the apparently unsystematic and chaotic. His presentation is lucid both in style and analysis, which makes this book highly readable in spite of the vast scope and complexity of its material.

European Journal of Education, Vol 16, No 1, 1981 @source: @qu:...The text invites you to think and reflect; and it helps you to realise that what we have in common is far and away more important than what divides us...

Compare, Vol 11, No 1, 1981 @source:

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About the Authors

V. Mallinson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Reading, England