The German education and training system has been the subject of considerable attention from other nations, and has often been used as a model. David Phillips' book brings together articles from some of the best known names in the field including Mitter, Glowka, Hearnden, Fuhr, Robinsohn and Prais and wagner. The book is organised into four sections. Section one examines the historical inheritance of the present education system. Section two covers standards and assessments and section three discusses vocational education and training, and area of the German education system which has received much admiration. Finally, and crucially, section four addresses questions about the future of the current system in a unified Germany.

chapter |11 pages


ByDavid Phillips

part I|79 pages

The forces of tradition

chapter 1|21 pages

Two decades of non-reform in West German education [1967]

BySaul Robinsohn, J. Caspar Kuhlmann

chapter 2|8 pages

Problems in German secondary education [1985]

ByArthur Hearnden

chapter 3|16 pages

Continuity and change: a basic question for German education

Present-day questions in education in the Federal Republic of Germany against a historical background [1986]
ByWolfgang Mitter

chapter 4|20 pages

Lessons from Germany? The case of German secondary schools [1987]

ByDavid Phillips

chapter 5|12 pages

The German university: basically healthy or rotten?

Reflections on an overdue reorientation of German higher education policy [1993]
ByChristoph Führ

part II|66 pages

Standards and assessment

chapter 7|5 pages

Assessment in German schools [1991]

ByDavid Phillips

chapter 8|19 pages

Anglo-German perceptions of education [1989]

ByDetlef Glowka

part III|63 pages

Vocational education and training

chapter 9|10 pages

Vocational education: a success story?1 [1985]

By†Günther Kloss

chapter 10|5 pages

The German dual system: a heretical view [1987]

ByChristopher Dougherty

chapter 11|29 pages

Quality control in the dual system of West Germany [1988]

ByPeter Raggatt

chapter 12|17 pages

The genesis and evolution of pre-vocational education: West Germany [1991]

ByStephanie Marshall

part IV|61 pages

Education in the New Germany

chapter 15|25 pages

On the education system in the five new Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany

Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia [1992]
ByChristoph Führ