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Regulation or Deregulation? Observations on Education in Germany and Australia

S DINHAM, G Finger, P Ghirelli

Australian College of E | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper compares the educational landscapes of both Germany and Australia with a view to considering the best way forward for each country in the light of the challenges each faces in terms of equity, diversity and educational performance. It compares the organisation of and responsibility for primary and secondary schooling and higher education, including teacher education. Every educational policy, structure and initiative has its benefits and costs, and thus the perceived relative strengths of education within each country are also seen to bring with them associated challenges. These are explored. When the first results were released following the introduction of PISA in 2000, Germany ..

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