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Switzerland
swissuniversities works to strengthen and enhance collaboration among Swiss institutions of higher education and promotes a common voice on educational and research issues in Switzerland. Furthermore, swissuniversities performs coordination tasks and acts on the international level as the national rectors\' conference for all universities, universities of applied science and [...]

France
The ESPE are centres for teacher training and teacher education in France. They are integrated into respective universities. They train teachers for the primary and secondary level as well as for higher career grades (school directors etc.). Before 2013, the "Instituts Universitaires de Formation des Maîtres (IUFM)" were in charge of this task. We link you to an overview of [...]

Switzerland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Switzerland
This is the Swiss web portal for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The English service provides information and ressources on behalf of Switzerlands contribution to the international ESD community. ESD is part of the regional curricula of primary and secondary school levels in all Swiss language regions. An interdisciplinary approach striving for competencies serves [...]

France
This website is partly translated into German and English. It provides a good overview of the French school system, even for non-professionals. You will find information about the common core of knowledge and skills, about educational stages, school types or teacher education. Furthermore, under "publications" and "news room", you will find news and translated official [...]

Georgia
The main goal of Teacher’s Professional Development Center is to improve teaching quality at schools, set high standards of teaching and learning, as well as to raise teachers’ status. The center carries out its activities in the following areas: professional development of teachers; to attract and support qualified staff and new candidates during preparation process and [...]

Netherlands
The Education Cooperative unites several educational workers unions: * Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb) (with a short English description on their website) * Beter Onderwijs Nederland (BON) * CNV Onderwijs (with a short English description on their website) * Federatie van Onderwijsvakorganisaties (FvOv) * Platform Vakinhoudelijke Verenigingen Voortgezet Onderwijs (Platform [...]

Netherlands
The Dutch Association for Teacher Educators (VELON) provides a short English description of the association and its goals and activities. In Dutch, you can find manifold information about the profession, its norms and rules, official documents concerning the profession, an online magazine (whose articles are only accessible for members, but a free summary is available). [...]

Belgium
Unfortunately, the website of the Flemish Association for Teacher Educators (VELOV) is only available in Dutch. The website informs about VELOV and provides teaching material, information on professionalisation initiatives, working groups for different topics, as well as a newsletter and information on the annual VELOV congress. Every three years, this congress is organised [...]

Netherlands
This site provides structured information on education in the Netherlands in German language. The single chapters deal with school, higher education, and teacher education. "anabin" is an information database of the German Conference of Ministers of Education - Central Office for Foreign Education (Kultusministerkonferenz - Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen - [...]

Belgium
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Netherlands
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Turkey; international
The Department of Educational Sciences of this Faculty seems to be identical to the Institute of Educational Sciences (for a list of further Faculty departments: see at the end of this abstract). The first provides links to its sub-departments, most of which unfortunately are only in Turkish. The latter provides a list of Master\'s and Doctoral Thesis as well as a database of [...]

international
"...[T]he LeaCoMM-Project aims to offer tools for teachers, teacher educators and members of school administration [with regard to] professionalization in the area of migration, minorities and school. (...) LeaCoMM is mainly concerned with: * language education and use of multilingualism, * design of school and lessons with a critical attitude towards racial [...]

international
The international society for the professionalisation of school practice sees itself as a forum for discussion, development and research on professionalisation processes in the context of practical studies in teacher education worldwide. It aims to foster: 1) discussion and exchange on theoretical and empirical questions in practical studies and professionalisation of [...]

Indonesia
Founded in 1954, the Indonesia University of Education is one of Indonesia\'s oldest universities as well as one of the central institutions to provide teacher education and education for students who want to become educational professionals or policy makers in various government bodies. UPI has 7 faculties covering all relevant subjects. Meanwhile, there is also a School for [...]

Finland
The OAJ has more than 120,000 members, ranging from teachers in early childhood education to lecturers in universities. The website provides information about the work of OAJ, the Finnish education system, teacher education, ethical principles of the profession and more. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The website of CARE provides an overview over its activities (projects, programmes, conferences, ...) and cooperations, amongst others the "Trauma Recovery Project" or the "Life Long Learning in Palestine" Programme. CARE, which was founded in 1989, has a focus on "providing democratic knowledge and educating teachers, students, parents’ councils and elementary school [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The English website has less content than the Arabic version. But it provides basic information on the four departments and study programmes of the Faculty: Department of Fundamentals of Education; Department of Psychological Counseling; Department of Basic Education; Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methods. You will also find some information on a National Center for [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Faculty consists of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Ibn Rushd Unit for Educational Development. You will find information on the faculty, its staff, and the study programmes of the Department. In the menu bar on the right hand side you will find a category for "Research" under which you will find a link to the university\'s publications database. [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The English website of the Faculty unfortunately only provides a contact address and the title of its four study programmes. They comprise basic education as well as physical education. The Arabic version of the website provides some more detailed information about the programmes. You will find some more interesting information on a page with fulltexts from An-Najah scholars [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is one of the main actors in the Palestinian education system. UNRWA runs "703 schools, 9 vocational colleges, 2 educational science faculties and 2 teacher-training institutes". These institutions are not only run in the Palestinian Territories, but also in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, [...]

Finland
The OECD study \'Education at a Glance\' presents annual data on education systems in Europe. The country notes give overviews of relevant findings for each country, in the case of Finland highlighting the improvement of teacher education.

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The National Institute for Educational Training (NIET) is in charge of teacher and other instructors\' education and training in Palestine. This one information page in English provides an overview over tasks, goals and activities of the NIET. The rest of the website is in Arabic. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Africa South of the Sahara; South Africa, Republic; East Africa; Ghana; Senegal; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
This website provides ample information on PER projects on Africa (esp. South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Kenia, East Africa). There is a focus on OER in agricultre, health and teacher training. Furthermore, you will find information on licencing and policy issues and developments, on events and other news on OER. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel; international
"The MOFET Institute is a national intercollegial center for the research and development of programs in teacher education and teaching in the colleges. (...) It was founded by the Department of Teacher Education in the Ministry of Education in 1983 and is a Ministry of Education-funded non-profit organization." The English website is less comprehensive than the Hebrew one, [...]

Israel; international
The website provides an overview over Science Education at the well known Weizmann Institute of Science. The Davidson Institute of Science Education focusses on teaching and transder. Amongst others, it runs a museum, the Clore Garden of Science, as well as the PERACH Tutoring and Mentoring Project for disadvantaged children. The Department of Science Teaching focusses [...]

Israel; international
This site provides a list of research centres at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. You will find the following centres for educational research: - Center for Futurism in Education - Center for Excellence in Teaching (no English website available) [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
The School of Education at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan has a focus on cognitive science research. Furthermore, it runs TV Studies in order to improve the education of teachers in the field of multimedia. The website also provides information on publications, theses and dissertations, staff, research, study programmes and more. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
The Department of Education in Science and Technology of the well-known Technion Israel Institute of Technology has a focus on "research on learning, teaching and assessment in the fields of STEM" (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The website provides information on 14 different fields of research, information for target groups (students and teachers), [...]

Austria
The Austrian website for teachers provides information on copyright issues when using media in schools (esp. pictures). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe; Belgium; Denmark; Estonia; Italy; Portugal; Turkey; United Kingdom
SENnet is a network for Special Educational Needs. It is funded by the European Union and co-ordinated by European Schoolnet. Under the category "resources", the website provides reports and case studies (partly as a video and from different countries), a list of digital learning resources for use in sepcial needs education, and materials and online courses (webinars) for [...]

international
"Published by UNESCO Bangkok, this publication set is a series of five guides designed for anyone who wants to do advocacy to bring about improvements in pre-service teacher education towards more inclusive education. They discuss challenges and barriers to inclusive education in different areas of teacher education and outline ideas for advocates to consider and adapt [...]

Ukraine
Website of the Department of Education, Theory and History of Pedagogy at the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University Kiev. The website provides information about the history, structure and organisation of the department, about research and teaching activities, publications and more. Unfortunately, the website is available only in Ukrainian. [Abstract: Editors of Education [...]

Europe
"[LangOER is a] 3-year network (January 2014- December 2016) supported by action KA2 Languages of the Lifelong Learning Programme, European Commission." The network is to support the use of Open Educational Resources for the benefit of regional and minority languages and linguistic diversity in the EU. The network has two target groups: educators, who will be offered [...]

Canada
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is recognized around the world as a leader in initial and continuing teacher education, graduate programs in education and education research. OISE is the largest and most research-intensive faculty of education in Canada, and one of the largest in North America.

Europe
The platform is run by European Schoolnet, a network of 30 European Ministries of Education. It provides online courses for teachers. The duration and start date is given for each course on the course website. The first two courses provided are: "Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching" and "Future Classroom Scenarios". [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

international
"European Schoolnet together [with] its partners has developed three courses for secondary level teachers’ professional development in the digital age. The contents of the modular courses are now all complete and offered free of charge to be used by teacher training organisations and other training providers. The courses, created within EC-funded CPDLab project, have been [...]

international; Africa South of the Sahara
This African OER project was run by the African Virtual University in cooperation with 12 African partner universities. It went online in January 2011 and provides more than 200 modules for mathematics, chemistry, bilogy, physics, as well as teacher education courses on the use of ICT and copyright questions. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Arab States; international; United States
This OER platform is run by US-American research institute ISKME. It provides Open Educational Resources for different subjects and levels. These OERs are provided by different educational institutions. The website also offers an online training for teachers on how to use OERs effectively, special OERs in Arabic as well as suport in creating your own OER website. [Source: [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; Ghana; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; Uganda; Malawi; South Africa, Republic; Sudan; Togo; Zambia; Tanzania
TESSA is a pan- Africa (hitherto mainly anglophone countries) project for the creation and dissemination of OER in Africa. TESSA also does research, studies, workshops and more to integrate OER into teaching, to educate teachers in the use of OER etc. The website offers the OER resources as such, as well as fulltext documents on research, studies, projects etc. [Source: [...]

Ireland
"Gifted and Talented Network Ireland is the national association in Ireland advocating for the educational needs of gifted children and supporting parents of gifted children. GT Network is a network of Gifted Advocacy Groups in Ireland." Among others, the network advocates for "specific Initial Teacher Education in the needs of gifted children" and for "the inclusion of the [...]

international; Ireland; Africa; South America; Asia
The department has a research and teaching specialisations in: * applied psychology and social, personal and health education * curriculum development and educational policy studies * globalisation and diversity in education (associated with the Ubuntu Network Teacher Education for Sustainable Development) * ICT and Digital Media in education * science and technology [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education has a focus on the following topics: * Sports Studies and Physical Education (SSPE) Home * Early Years and Childhood Studies Section * Science Education Section * PDE (Post-Primary Teaching) * Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) There are currentlich three bigger research projects: * Multiple [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education focuses on five key themes: - Initial and professional teacher education - Educational leadership - Socio-cultural issues in education - Civic engagement and community engaged research - Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM) The School also has an Educational Technology Centre.

United Kingdom
On 11 March 2011, the Secretary of State for Education announced the details of a Review of Teachers’ Standards. The first report of the Review was published on 14 July 2011 and ministers have accepted the Review´s recommendations for a new set of standards, which will set the minimum requirements for teachers´ practice and conduct. This section contains information about [...]

Uruguay
The objectives of the Uruguayan Society of Mathematics Education (SEMUR) are the promotion of Uruguayan mathematics theacers and of activities of mathematics education in Uruguay. Also, it gathers study, discussion and proposal groups which elaborate mathematics plans and programs for all levels. Thus they develop into professionals which are capable of contribute to a serious [...]

international
Designed for primary and secondary schools, teacher training institutions and other learning settings, this compendium includes 101 exemplary practices from Central Asia, Europe and North America and is a resource for teachers and education policymakers. It provides resource materials relevant to key elements for successful human rights education, including 1) laws, guidelines [...]

Netherlands; international
TIER is engaged in collecting, focusing and disseminating information regarding the effectiveness of educational policy in the Netherlands, to support policymakers, teachers and providers of educational training with information regarding efficient measures in education. TIER is jointly operated by the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Maastrict and it is [...]

Bolivia
The Psycho-Pedagogical Centre for Higher Education Investigation (CEPIES) was founded on Oktober 26th, 1988 by the internal congress of the Universidad de San Andrés (UMSA). It is a centre for teacher training which is subdued to the vice-rectorate and which has the task to improve the work of the teaching staff of higher education institutions. URL: [...]

Argentina
The Argentinian Society of Education in Mathematics (SOAREM) was founded in 1998. Its objective is the promotion of the pedagocical and professional level of teachers and all who are interested in the fields of education in mathematics. Therefore, SOAREM gives impulses for the development of education research related to mathemtatics, it analyses the networking of mathematical [...]

Argentina
The Red Nacional de Prácticas y Residencias en la Formción de Docentes is a meeting point for persons and institutions which deal with teacher training. The task of the network is the elaboration of a systematics of exchange of knowledge and expertise which were built in the training institutions as well as in the universities. The RED fosters different alternative [...]

Burundi
With its creation, "École Normale Supérieure" (ENS) of Burundi, located at Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, aims at the training of the trainers of the first cycle of general and teaching Secondary education, and technical and vocational education. On its website, there are some information for studying about the single fields, applied sciences, natural sciences, languages and [...]

Peru
The Teacher College of Peru (CPPe) was founded in 2004. It is an institution with legal status, which gathers education professionals of Peru. The CPPe is a professional, ethic and deontological institution which promotes the competence of the teaching profession, its professional revaloration as well as the quality of education and the national development.

Peru
Cyberdocencia consists of multidisciplinary experts of education, especially of the direction of pedagogical higher education (DESP). Its functions are the formulation of national curricula, the design of policies and strategies for the continuing formation and the capacity of teachers in their respective work areas, the diagnose of the teacher situation and its professional [...]

Peru
The Direction of Educational Research, Supervision and Documentation (DISDE) is a specialized organ of the ministry of education which is charged with the promotion and implementation of the research which can serve as basis for the development of a qualitative educational supply, as well as with the supervision and the verification of the efficiency of this supply which is [...]

Chile
The National Teacher Evaluation System is a mandatory evaluation process for the 70,000 teachers who work in public schools in Chile. Its purpose is to strengthen the teaching profession and to improve the quality of education. Since its beginning in 2003, there have been done more than 80,000 evaluations (up to 2010), for those who are practicing in Preschool, Primary, [...]

Chile
The Centre for Continuing Education, Experimentation and Educational Research (CPEIP), a department of the Chilean Ministry of Education, has the task to develop, implement and evaluate programs which facilitate the professional development of teachers and managers relating to educational policies of the Ministry of Education. These programs are developed with regard to the [...]

Chile
The Network teachers of teachers is a program of the ministry of education of Chile with the task, to strengthen the teacher profession. This is accomplished by the application of the capabilites of teachers which were acknowledged as excellence teacher by the Asignación de Excelencia Pedagógica (AEP) by contributing to the professional development of the teacher entity. The [...]

Dominican Republic
The Poveda Cultural Centre is contact partner for the national and international field of teacher formation. It fosters and accompanies the formation process of teachers and researchers in the field of socio-educative exchange. The centre aims for social inclusion and equality through a critical and democratical method. This method considers socio-educative practics with whom, [...]

Dominican Republic
The Asociación Dominicana de Profesores (ADP) is the national teacher association of the Dominican Republic. It acts as representation and devensive body of the Dominican teacher staff. Furthermore, it promotes social education for all. Except for the news section, the homepage does not contain much information.

Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Chile; United States; Guatemala; Mexico; Panama; Puerto Rico; Peru; Dominican Republic; Uruguay; Venezuela
The Latin-American Committee for Educational Mathematics (CLAME) unites accredited researchers and teachers of the field of educational mathematics of Latin-America. The main objective of the association is to connect actions and shared interests with the aim to promote qualitative research and its actualization and to attain professionalization of the teachers through [...]

Dominican Republic
The National Institute for Teacher Formation and Competence (INAFOCAM) is a decentralized organ subordinate to the ministry of education. Its function is to coordinate the education offer, the competence, the actualization and the perfection of the educational staff on national level. The INAFOCAM is a counselling agency of the ministry of education in relation to the [...]

Rwanda
The mission of the Rwanda Education Assistance Project (REAP) is to help vulnerable youth and their families gain competence, express their capabilities, sustain community by becoming active participants in their education, and learn the social, emotional, and cognitive skills to shape the emerging future of Rwanda. In pursuit of these goals, REAP will provide several key [...]

Rwanda
International Education Exchange (IEE) is working with the Government of Rwanda to support public education by training teachers, creating school partnerships, and improving infrastructure. As the number of children in school increases rapidly, the Government of Rwanda is now also focusing on the quality of education. A primary emphasis contributing to quality education is [...]

Gambia
This is a list of the development aid projects run by the charity organisation `Gambia Education & Teaching Support UK.´

Rwanda
The establishment of the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) was constituted in March 2006, the responsible task force was charged with the task of studying, examining and recommending the institutional structure, management and legal context of the proposed TSC whose role is to deal with the development and management of teachers in Rwanda. As a Government body responsible [...]

United States
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition collects, coordinates and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELLs. To fulfill its mission NCELA supports high quality networking among state-level administrators of Title III programs. In addition to SEA coordinators, NCELA serves other [...]

Australia
he Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) is the major professional association for teacher educators in Australia. The mission of the Australian Teacher Education Association is to promote:The preservice and continuing education of teachers in all forms and contexts; Teacher education as central in the educational enterprise of the nation; Research on teacher [...]

Arab States; United Arab Emirates
Teacher Bytes is an email newsletter and website created to assist English language instructors adapt to the technology of the Internet. It aims to be of particular use to teachers working in the U.A.E. Written in non-technical language, Teacher Bytes aims to inform instructors of developments in the Internet and provide them with useful ideas for using the web in the [...]

Poland
The Centre for Education Development (CED) was established on 1 January 2010, as the result of merger of National In-Service Teacher Training Centre and Methodological Centre of Psychological-Pedagogical Counselling. CED is a national teacher training institution. The Centre objectives include: * actions for quality assurance in education, particularly through [...]

Slovenia
As a professional institution functioning in the field of general pre-university education the National Education Institute links the pedagogic theory and teaching practice. Its aim is on the one hand to transfer and apply theoretical achievements to teaching practice and to pose practical questions and problems to pedagogic theory on the other.

Italy
LEND is an association of languages teachers founded in 1971. It has carried out numerous studies and training activities in the field of languages education and, in doing so, has contributed to the development of the Italian education system. Its proactive approach is best illustrated by its journal LEND, by the Libri della Collana LEND, through its national conferences and [...]

Moldova
MATE (The Moldavian Association of Teachers of English) was founded by a group of teachers in the fall of 1990. It is a professional, non-political organization, the aim of which is the improvement in standards of teaching English as a foreign language. MATE is based in Iasi, but individual membership is open to all teachers of English in the counties of Moldavia. MATE [...]

Kyrgyzstan; Russian Federation; Ukraine
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress was created in 2002, by the initiative of the leaders of the Kazakhstan Jewish Congress, the Federation of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Russia (Vaad Russia), and the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (Vaad Ukraine). The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress aims to defend the rights and legitimate interests of the [...]

Moldova
This article reveals basic conceptions of the standards for continuos training of teachers in the Republic of Moldova elaborated by Cara Angela, PhD, Prof. Gutu Vladimir, PhD, Prof. Gremalschi Anatol, PhD, Solovei Rodica, PhD , Baciu Sergiu, PhD. It is also concerned with the Teacher Education Policies in the Republic of Moldova from the perspective of changes that are going [...]

Moldova
Site of the Pedagogical University of Chisinau. No English version available.

Republic of Korea
The website offers an extensive full text about the education system im South Korea, special material for foreigners to explain the education system (tour package) as well as publications on specific aspects of the education system.

Belgium
The Insight web base for information and communication technology ( ICT) at schools provides access to country reports regarding ICT policy and implementation. This report for the Flemish speaking community of Belgium deals with the current guidelines in the context of the educational reform plans in Belgium. Besides, it focuses on the curriculum in relation to ICT, digital [...]

Italy
The Insight web base on schools and information and communication technology (ICT) provides this country report on the integration of ICT into the school and education system in Italy. Priority is given to the description of educational reform bills and to programmes and projects. While current educational reform has led to an extension of compulsory education, thus including [...]

Africa
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa maintains several working groups on educational issues in Africa, including education sector analysis, distance and open learning, informal learning, learning material, early childhood education, higher education in Africa. A biennial conference is held, and publications can be searched and accessed from the database [...]

Europe; Germany; France; Netherlands; Belgium; Austria; Finland; Greece; Denmark; Ireland; Iceland; Israel; Italy; Lithuania; Malta; Czech Republic; Sweden; Switzerland; Spain; Hungary; United Kingdom; Cyprus; Estonia; Georgia; Latvia; Luxemburg; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovenia; Spain; Turkey
Founded in 1997, European Schoolnet is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. Its main goal is to support the use of and training in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at school and in education. It therefore provides various country intersectional projects and initiatives of ICT-based learning and teaching methods and promotes [...]

France; Francophone Countries
The site is dedicated to French language teachers all over the world: they are provided with information on conferences and activities in the area of French linguistics, practical teaching suggestions and concepts, e.g. producing a journal in class, and receive practical advice in language use. A forum opens an opportunity to teachers for active contributions of their own.

Francophone Countries
The platform provides information regarding distance learning, including references, conference announcements, for francophone users all over the world.

Trinidad and Tobago
The website offers general information about the education system, a school directory and special sections for teachers, parents and pupils.

Grenada
The website of the ministry offers a school directory, information about programmes and projects and ministerial functions as well as documents for download.

international; Australia; Canada; England; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Republic of Korea; Netherlands; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Singapore; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; South Africa, Republic; United States; Wales; United Kingdom
INCA (1996-2013) provided descriptions of government policy on education in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Wales. It focuses on curriculum, assessment and initial teacher training frameworks for pre-school, primary, [...]

Europe
ENTEP exists to promote co-operation among European Union Member States regarding their teacher education policies in relation to initial, in- service and continuous professional development programmes, in order to: Develop opportunities to learn from each other by analysing and comparing policies and issues, as well as by sharing good practices; Promote the discussion and [...]

international
Founded in 1953, UNESCO's Associated Schools Project Network ( ASPnet), commonly referred to as UNESCO Associated Schools, is a global network of some 7 900 educational institutions in 176 countries ( ranging from pre-schools and primary to secondary schools and teacher training institutions), who work in support of quality education in practice. On this site you will find [...]

Denmark
Teaching aids and information for teachers, pupils and parents.

China
This website describes the process of development of the institute according to social and educational research needs in the country. Established in 1962, the institute changed its structure and name several times. It deals in particular with Japanese, Korean and Russian Education and the comparison of education systems with a focus on elementary and teacher education. The [...]

Bulgaria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Turkey
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

international
In July 2006 the former UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) founded in Hamburg in 1951-52 has changed its name and is now the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The previous name was too unspecific and did not accurately reflect the Institute's long-standing focus on adult learning as well as out-of-school and non-formal education in the perspective of lifelong [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Denmark; Germany; England; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Northern Ireland; Norway; Austria; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Scotland; Sweden; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Czech Republic; Turkey; Hungary; United Kingdom; Wales; Cyprus; Europe
The information network on education in Europe, Eurydice has since 1980 been one of the strategic mechanisms established by the European Commission and Member States to boost cooperation, by improving understanding of systems and policies. Eurydice is an institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on [...]

Russian Federation
The famous State Moscow Lomonosov University provides on this page a full text about the Russian education system subdivided into the following sections: Compulsory Basic Education, Higher Education, Entry requirements for Russia's universities, Training of Teachers in Russia.

United States
CAEP was founded in 1954 as an independent accrediting body. It focusses to help establish high quality teacher preparation. The U. S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize CAEP as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation. The websites captures among others information on national standards in teacher education, [...]

Australia
This privately maintained website offers a list of Australian Steiner kindergartens and schools as well as information on Steiner education, teacher training, teaching vacancies and links to related websites.

Australia
"The Australian College of Educators (ACE) is a peak body that exists to advance the education profession nationally across all sectors and levels for the individual and collective success of Australia' s educators. " To non-members, the website offers information on the College, its activities and research and a list publications.

United States
The AACTE is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel, based in Washington. AACTE is dedicated to innovation in and reforms of teacher education. Publisher of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Newsletter "AACTE briefs". Reports, CD tapes and further data can be obtained. The website [...]

Malta
The FES is conceived as a mechanism that enables the Education Division at the Ministry of Education to provide, among others, a range of innovative educational initiatives in the field of literacy support. It develops and manages educational programmes: the Hilti Programme ( family literacy clubs, named Hilti Clubs, are aimed at students in the early primary years and their [...]

Malta
This website provides information about the Department for Curriculum Management and its various resource centres. It provides access to the Maltese National Minimum Curriculum - a framework establishing parameters within which every school will be empowered to design and propose an educational provision that meets its particular curricular needs - and to the syllabi, [...]

Israel
Beit Berl College is one of the oldest colleges (founded in 1946) and one of the leading institutions for teacher training in Israel. The college holds academic courses for teacher training (pre-school, primary and high school, special and informal education, and youth advancement), arts and the cinema, nature and the environment, and also diploma studies in librarianship, [...]

Austria; Ukraine
The society Austria Cooperation, sponsored by the Austrian ministries of education and foreign affairs, obtains placements for German as a foreign language, language assisstances and lectorates abroad for students and graduates, supports with a fonds for short grants scholars from Eastern and South Eastern Europe and hosts the Austrian- Ukranian cooperation bureau for science, [...]

Austria
Zentrum polis supports teachers in teaching political and human rights education at school. The emphasis is on openness, tolerance and courage, spreading the knowledge on democracy, politics and human rights as well as strengthening social abilities. The information centre offers publications and teaching materials, advice on projects, workshops for schools and further [...]

Commonwealth; United Kingdom
"LECT's mission is to support teachers and promote excellence in education through developing, supporting and promoting a wide range of international professional development programmes for teachers and educators." Activities include study visits and exchange, information sharing and international collaboration.

India
ILP is a non-profit organisation founded by Indians resident in the USA. It takes a holistic approach towards education by promoting basic reading skills, offering vocational training, teacher training courses, and securing school buildings. The organisation works with volunteers, it depends on donations from private persons and companies and cooperates with UNICEF. The home [...]

India
The umbrella organisation unites the Tibetan exile schools located in India. Its objective is to co-ordinate school activities concerning the development of curricula, teaching materials, and teacher training. The home page further lists information on financial aid to students and quality assessment. It contains links to schools, curriculum information, and management

Belize
"Teachers for a Better Belize, a U.S. nonprofit organization, is a partnership of volunteer educators from the U.S. & Belize who coordinate teacher-training workshops and distribute school supplies in the Toledo region of Belize. Our goal is to equip Toledo's elementary school teachers with the training and supplies they need to help their students achieve educational success [...]

Paraguay
The institute of science of education (ISE) in Paraguay is an educational institution for teacher training and further education. The website gives an overview of political reform programs and objectives in the field of primary and secondary education and teacher training. It offers information on topics as bilingual intercultural education, the use of new information and [...]

Russian Federation
Omsk State Pedagogical Institute was founded in 1932. In 1993 according to the order of the State Committee on Higher Education OSPU it obtained the status of Omsk State Pedagogical University. OSPU is one of the leading pedagogical universities in the Russian Federation, and a recognized educational and scientific center of Western Siberia. On this website users get detailed [...]

Peru
The objective of the Institute for the Promotion of a Quality Education (EDUCA) is to improve the quality of education in public schools and to support the innovation of teacher education and further education of teachers. The homepage leads to information about these programs and the implementation of these projects.

Peru
This website addresses all persons working as educators, students and parents. The information given is arranged according to the target group. An important thematic area is the use of Internet for educational purposes. The homepage provides information texts on aspects of education in Peru and abroad, texts for teachers, resources, link lists concerning educational software, [...]

Peru
This institution provides initial and in-service education for teachers who teach children of the indigenous population in the Amazonian region of Peru with special focus on bilingual and intercultural competence. The web site has information about activities of the program, services and the content of the courses.

Kiribati
This text describes the plans for the development of the entire Kiribati education sector. Current statistical data are mentioned.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland is the statutory, independent body for the teaching profession and is dedicated to enhancing the status of teaching and promoting the highest standards of professional conduct and practice."

Wales; United Kingdom
"The General Teaching Council for Wales is the statutory, self- regulating professional body for teachers in Wales. It seeks to raise the status of teaching by maintaining and promoting the highest standards of professional practice and conduct in the interests of teachers, pupils and the general public."

Italy
This website provides information on the German speaking education system in South Tyrolia as follows: 1. School administration, educational research and teacher education and further education of teachers (Schulamt, Pädagogisches Institut), 2. educational institutions as Kindergartens, schools and schools of vocational education and training, 3.teacher associations and [...]

India
The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institute involved in developing programmes and material to create awareness about the environment. Established in 1984, the Centre is supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and associated with Nehru Foundation for Development. CEE's primary objective is to improve public awareness and [...]

Cyprus
This Wiki presents structured information on 38 education systems in Europe, in this particular case a chart illustrating the organisation of education in Cyprus.

Switzerland
A list of teacher education institutions and further education opportunities for teachers.

Saudi Arabia
This overview on the Saudi Arabian education system (not vocational education) provides short information on the education system as a whole (administration and finance, size, structure, private and public education, academic year, teacher education) and on its parts as there are primary, lower secondary, upper secondary and higher education. Each chapter comprises data on age [...]

Malta
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Serbia
This comprehensive full text of about 60 pages in pdf-format provides detailed information on the ongoing educational reform process, led by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Serbia, covering the period from January 2001 to June 2003 and beyond. In the document, compiled by Gordana Miljevic, for all levels and areas of the education system guidelines for [...]

Lebanon
The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) is a non- governmental, non-profit society established in Beirut in 1995. Its thirty eight members (as of March 2003) are university members and/ or education experts from various fields: education, math education, language education, social studies education, curriculum, sociology of education, economy of education, [...]

Republic of Korea
The website of the ministry offers a detailed description of the education system in South Korea, gives information about education policy and educational programmes in the school and higher education sectors and provides education statistics and statistics on science and technology.

United Kingdom
"ITTE aims to promote the education and professional development of teachers in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning with ICT in all phases of education." The association supports the initial teacher training departments of universities and colleges of education, organises conferences and publishes the journal "Technology, Pedagogy and Education". Technology, [...]

Spain
The homepage of the Institute for Innovation and Development of Distance Education gives access to texts about the study material offered, to distance courses for professors who are beginners in teaching in distance studies and for teachers in primary, secondary and adult education.

Spain
This web site provides online-courses in Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physiks and Chemistry, Biology and Geology, Geography and History, English.

Spain
The two menue boxes on the homepage give access to information about die main fields of work of the institute and detailed information about study and postgraduate courses.

Albania
This report is a stocktaking research on policies for education for democratic citizenship in Southeast Europe. It examines a wide spectrum of the actions taken and changes happening in the country in the field of building democratic capabilities.

Armenia
This site provides Information on the various target groups (teachers and directors) and the respective training courses at the University in Yerevan. For a variety of specialisations also correspondence courses are offered.

India
Like the University Grants Commission (UGC), NCERT works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a coordinative organ in educational training and research. It develops standards, instructional materials and textbooks. The latter is available online as fulltext. It also provides information about programmes and publications. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is a leading teacher education institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ( HKSAR). The Institute plays a key role in helping the Hong Kong Government fulfil its commitments: to curriculum reform; to achieve its goal of an 'all graduate all trained' teaching profession; and to provide for the continuous professional [...]

Denmark
The Danish Network of Innovative Schools is part of the European Network ENIS and serves as a motor for the implementation of information technology in Danish schools.

Ireland
GAELSCOILEANNA is a voluntary national organisation, established in 1973 as Coiste Náisiúnta na Scoileanna LánGhaeilge (the National Committee of Irish-medium Schools). GAELSCOILEANNA acts as an intermediary between Irish-medium schools and the Department of Education and meets regularly with it to discuss matters relating to Irish medium education and teacher education. [...]

Jamaica
In the framework of the "Improving Education Quality Project", the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) renders assistance for so called host countries to implement their educational reform efforts in primary and early childhood education, as well as community development. In this context this website was developed to provide some useful links on [...]

Panama
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Argentina
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Chile
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Honduras
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Malaysia
This link list contains the URL og the Ministry http://www.moe.gov.my/ , links to the departments and divisions under the Ministry, to universities, polytechnics and teacher training colleges.

Cuba
The web site of the Ministry of Education of Cuba (URL: http://www.cubaeduca.rimed.cu or http://www.cubagob.cu/des_soc/mined/mined.htm) doesn`t exist at the moment (stand: September 2011). This website provides a description of the activities of the Ministry.

Denmark
Historical and actual outline of the College established as a merger in 1989. Information on studying and services.

Denmark
Skårup College of Education is the oldest teacher training institution in Denmark. Information on the aims of teacher education, the structure of studying at Skårup, practical information. Links to teacher unions and related Danish organisations.

Switzerland
This site presents an overview about a professional journal "BZL". BZL contains themes about teacher education and further education of teachers and serves as a forum for conceptual and practical problems of teacher education.

United States
The NCTQ has its origins in the 'Teacher Quality Initiative', a joint project of the 'Education Leaders Council' and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. NCTQ is a nonprofit organization devoted to the pursuit of teacher quality. It aims to provide up-to-the-minute information on what the various education policy options are, which may work well, which seem not to work at all. [...]

United States
The \'Agenda for Education in a Democracy\' is a comprehensive educational renewal initiative developed by John I. Goodlad and colleagues as a result of years of research . The Agenda addresses how best to prepare teachers and students in a social and political democracy. These ideas are laid out in a variety of books and other publications ( some online, others have to be [...]

United States
ATE\'s aim is to improve the effectiveness of teacher education through development of quality programs to prepare teachers, by analyzing issues and practices relating to professional development. Information on research in teacher education and awards and on standards (also as PDF-brochure). A broad range of publications: journals ( subscription necessary), newsletter free, [...]

Europe
The project 'Internationalisation of and Innovation in Teacher Education In Europe' was established in 1982 and was dedicated to the development of a European dimension in teacher education. It is now an established network with a successful history of innovative and collaborative programmes that involved many universities and colleges across Europe. On the homepage the aims [...]

Bulgaria
Step by Step Program Foundation is a non-governmental organization working in the field of education in Bulgaria. The main activities of this organization are the monitoring evaluation and research of educational projects and the developing of projects in the field of permanent education as well as in the field of training and re-training teachers.

Spain
This abundant website addresses all persons working as educators - the thematic area is the use of Internet for educational purposes. The homepage provides the following sub-groups: (official) information texts for teachers; resources, i.e. link lists concerning educational software, curriculum materials for curriculum subjects and extra- curricular applications; forums for [...]

Ireland; Northern Ireland
This site has been developed as a result of two cross-border projects: The Citizenship Development Programme and the Human Rights, Conflict and Dialogue, involving partnerships of the Irish and Northern Irish Education Boards, funded by the European Programme for Peace and Reconciliation. Teachers visiting the site for the first time might find it useful to visit the [...]

Australia
This report (132 pages - PDF-format) represents outcomes of the project "Models of Teacher Professional Development for the Integration of Information and Communication Technology into Classroom Practice", funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training ( DEST).

Europe
PLUTO is a pedagogical project which aims to support teacher education in the field of basic informatics education and telematics. It was set up on the initiative of a Working Group of the ATEE ( Association for Teacher Education in Europe) in 1986. In the framework of this project the PLUTO Educational Network was established to provide a platform for selected higher [...]

United States
NSDC is the National Staff Development Council. It is a national non- profit association of about 10,000 educators, committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional development for everyone who affects student learning. The homepage links to information on standards, the NSDC Academy, membership, and on their publications. A quarterly [...]

Russian Federation
This is the website of the Volgograd State Pedagogical University, one of the major pedagogical Universities in the Russian Federation. It provides comprehensive information about the structure of this complex of institutions and the various activities in higher education and educational research. The University comprises 9 faculties: Mathematics, Physics, Philology, History, [...]

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This paper examine the significant changes the Act will have in future education for children, teacher, parents and the whole American education system (30 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document is a copy of the complete statute (670 pages, pdf. format for download).

Canada
The Canadian Teachers´ Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. CTF strives to help with increasing teachers´ influence with the government, with improving salaries and working conditions and with being a contact for teachers in hard times [...]

Singapore
The institute is the sole teacher training institute in Singapore; it is part of the Nanyang Technological University. The web-site provides numerous facts about the courses, graduate and continuing education programs, admission, information for students, research programs and centres.

Spain
Beside actualities and conference calendar (see "agenda") the Catalonian educational net provides texts, information and curricular materials concerning these areas: 1) Escola Oberta: curricular materials and teaching aids for several subjects, 2) Formació professorat: teacher training, 3) Serveis educatius: Service and documentation centres for schools ands teachers, 4) Link [...]

Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Ecuador; Colombia; Mexico; Peru; Uruguay
This website shows postal and internet addresses of Waldorf schools, teacher training institutions, teacher associations and school associations.

Poland
This comprehensive analysis of the Polish education system in full text, elaborated by Joanna Jung-Miklaszewska ( Warsaw 2000), was provided for the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange and financially supported by the European Commission. The study comprises almost all areas and levels of education in Poland and is structured as follows: structure of the [...]

South America; Central America; North America; international
The mission of the portal is described as follows: "With links to over 4, 000 distance learning opportunities, fellowship programs, courses for the ongoing professional development of teachers and other related sites of interest, the Educational Portal encourages students, researchers, educators and all adult populations to improve their knowledge from the convenience of their [...]

Latvia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Uruguay
This institution is the highest level board of educational administration in Uruguay. Links on the homepage provide information about activities and tasks of the various branches of educational administration: primary and secondary education, vocational training ( UTU) , teacher education and training (CERP and DFPD).

India
The main objective of the NCTE is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of Norms and Standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith. The programmes cover the training of all teaching personnel, from the school to adult education sector. The [...]

Benin
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Institute of Curriculum Development (ICD) in Benin. This institution is occupied with the elaboration of teaching materials and the development of syllabi at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and [...]

Burkina Faso
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Direction de l'enseignement secondaire technique (DEST) in Burkina Faso. This institution is dedicated to support technical education, including teacher education, at secondary school level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and [...]

Ghana
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Ghana Education Service - Science Unit which is part of the Curriculum Research Dev. Division. This institution is occupied with the elaboration of studies, the development of curricula and the implementation of projects in the fields of mathematics, science and technology. In a tabular form [...]

Kenya
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE). This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages used.

Mali
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Institut pédagogique national du Mali (IPN). This institution is occupied with curriculum development and teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages used.

Mauritius
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE). This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages [...]

Niger
This website presents information about the Institut national de documentation de recherche et d`animation pédagogiques (INDRAP) in Niger. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and evaluation tasks at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages [...]

Senegal
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Direction de la recherche et de la formation pratique du Ministre du Development social in Senegal. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and evaluation tasks at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels [...]

Seychelles
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Curriculum Development Section of the Ministry of Education of the Seychelles. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and [...]

Sierre Leone
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Science Curriculum Development Centre (SCDC) at the Njala University College in Sierra Leone. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational [...]

Swaziland
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the National Curriculum Centre (NCC)in Swaziland. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working [...]

Togo
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) in Togo. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the [...]

Uganda
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) in Uganda. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the [...]

Tanzania
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the nstitute of Curriculum Development (ICD) in Tanzania. This institution is occupied with curriculum development and in-service teacher education at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working [...]

Ethiopia
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Institute for Curriculum Development and Research in Ethiopia, subordinated to the Ministry of Education. This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the [...]

Ivory Coast
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Direction de la pédagogie (DPED) in Cote d' Ivoire. This institution is occupied with educational research and curriculum development at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working [...]

Cape Verde
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for "African States", also introducing the Gabinete de Estudos e Planeamento in Cape Verde . This institution is occupied with educational studies and educational planning at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and the working languages used.

Oman
Unesco/INISTE have prepared a regional page for the "Arab States", also introducing the Curriculum Development Department of the Ministry of Education in Oman. This institution is occupied with the development of curricula and teaching aids at national level. In a tabular form brief information is provided about the scope of work, the educational levels and areas covered and [...]

Europe; Austria; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; England; Scotland; Wales
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education provides national overviews of special needs education in numerous European countries. The information includes the following topics: legal system, financing, identification of special educational needs, special needs education within the education system, teacher training, - basic and specialist teacher training, [...]

Albania
This brief overview provides information on the aims and tasks of the Institute of Pedagogical Research in Tirana established in 1970. The Department of Vocational and Technical Education is part of this institute and in charge of UNEVOC/ Unesco. At present (Nov. 2001) the institute has not yet its own website available.

Africa
The UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference in October, 1999. The Institute is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Institute\'s primary responsibility will be to develop the capacities of institutions in Africa working in the areas [...]

United States
HighScope Foundation, an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public advocacy organization located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was founded in 1970. The Foundation\'s principal goals are to promote the learning and development of children worldwide from infancy through adolescence and to support and train educators and parents as they help children learn.- [...]

Europe
The Association for Teacher Education in Europe has been granted the project « Disseminating the European dimension in teacher education: Working seminars for professionals in education and training» offer to create and implement a European network through the organisation of several activities both at the national and European level. The overall aim of the project is [...]

international
The organization carries out its activities in the fields of human rights, peace and citizenship education. It proposes teacher training activities, curriculum strategy and content, as well as specific actions contributing to the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge for the enhancement of human rights, fundamental freedoms, and non-violent conflict resolution. The [...]

Turkey
The original source of this full text is a database of the Turkish Foreign Office which was not accessible. The local copy in this URL provides information about die education system, financing, the Education Ministry, content of education programmes, evaluation, text books and teaching materials, educational legislation, international activities and higher education. [This [...]

Hungary
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
This URL provides the entry to all information about the teacher education institutes at universities: the courses of study, educational and documentary resources (teaching material in a broad sense), the IT facilities, research and international contacts. Additionally there are links to discussion lists and search engines. A country map provides links to the local IUFMs.

Micronesia
This lecture, held in 1999 by Elizabeth D. Rechebi from Micronesia, reflects personal and social experiences about the history of education in this region. It becomes obvious that education has been dominated by foreign influence until now. In particular curricula and textbooks give evidence of this. The author refers to deficits in the education system and appeals to foreign [...]

Marshall Islands
This full text provides not only an overview of the education system in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, it also informs about the history of education in this country. The presentation starts with traditional Marshallese education, deals with missionary schools and colonial education and ends up with the state-of-the-art of the current situation in the educational sector.

Russian Federation
The Institute for the Study of Russian and Eurasian Education (formerly the Institute for the Study of Soviet Education) was established in 1989 in response to rapid changes occurring in education in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It can be seen from its website that ISRE gathers timely information about reform initiatives, classroom practices, structural changes in [...]

Malta
This brief presentation of the education system in Malta was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Sweden
This brief presentation of the education system in Sweden was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

South Africa, Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in South Africa was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

United States
This brief presentation of the education system in the United States was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Israel
This brief presentation of the education system in Israel was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Iceland
This brief presentation of the education system in Iceland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

France
This brief presentation of the education system in France was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Luxemburg
This brief presentation of the education system in Luxemburg was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Belarus
This brief presentation of the education system in Belarus was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Liechtenstein
This brief presentation of the education system in Liechtenstein was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Romania
This brief presentation of the education system in Romania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Japan
This brief presentation of the education system in Japan was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Canada
This brief presentation of the education system in Canada was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Republic of Korea
This brief presentation of the education system in the Republic of Korea was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Lithuania
This brief presentation of the education system in Lithuania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Poland
This brief presentation of the education system in Poland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Russian Federation
This brief presentation of the education system in the Russian Federation was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" ( Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Slovak Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in the Slovak Republic was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Czech Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in the Czech Republic was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Turkey
This brief presentation of the education system in Turkey was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Switzerland
The site gives an overview about the Suisse education system. In particular there is information about administration and competences, about specific education sections as pre-school, primary and secondary education, vocational and adult education. For every education section a key data statistic exists .

Kiribati
After a text about catholic schools, this full text offers information on the education system of the Republic of Kiribati. It is subdivided according to the following educational levels: kindergarten, primary education, secondary education, technical education and universities.

Argentina
This brief presentation of the education system in Argentina was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Belgium
This brief presentation of the education system in Belgium was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Austria
This brief presentation of the education system in Austria was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Albania
This brief presentation of the education system in Albania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Australia
This brief presentation of the education system in Australia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Brazil
This brief presentation of the education system in Brazil was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Bulgaria
This brief presentation of the education system in Bulgaria was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

China
This brief presentation of the education system in China was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Denmark
This brief presentation of the education system in Denmark was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Estonia
This brief presentation of the education system in Estonia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Finland
This brief presentation of the education system in Finland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Greece
This brief presentation of the education system in Greece was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

India
This brief presentation of the education system in India was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Indonesia
This brief presentation of the education system in Indonesia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Italy
This brief presentation of the education system in Italy was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

England; Wales; United Kingdom
This brief presentation of the education system in England and Wales was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Hungary
This brief presentation of the education system in Hungary was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Iran
This brief presentation of the education system in Iran was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school education, [...]

Croatia
This brief presentation of the education system in Croatia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Netherlands
This brief presentation of the education system in the Netherlands was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Norway
This brief presentation of the education system in Norway was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Portugal
This brief presentation of the education system in Portugal was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
This brief presentation of the education system in Scotland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Switzerland
This brief presentation of the education system in Switzerland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Slovenia
This brief presentation of the education system in Slovenia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Spain
This brief presentation of the education system in Spain was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Ukraine
This brief presentation of the education system in the Ukraine was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Cyprus
This brief presentation of the education system in Cyprus was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Latvia
This brief presentation of the education system in Latvia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Portugal
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Lithuania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Ireland
This brief presentation of the education system in Ireland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" ( Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Oman
The Ministry is entrusted with the task of supervising higher education institutions and overseas scholarships and following up research activities and higher studies. It also works towards promoting external scientific and cultural relations in the field of higher education.- This website defines the function of the Ministry and names the various public and private colleges [...]

Oman
The Sultan Qaboos University is the intellectual and scientific centre of the Sultanate of Oman. The College of Education is part of it und comprises seven departments and the Educational Research Center. The College is entrusted with the task to prepare highly qualified teachers to teach in various specializations at both preparatory and secondary levels in keeping with the [...]

Slovenia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Slovak Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Qatar
The website provides information about the university profile, courses of study (among others a College of Education), graduation, service for students, research centres and library service.

South-East Asia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Myanmar; Timor-Leste; Vietnam
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was established in November 1965 as a chartered international organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region. This website provides information on activities of the SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) which administers a variety of programmes on behalf [...]

international
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TEFL is an international training organization that creates intercultural opportunities for its customers through teacher education, language training, camps and internships. This well structured homepage is subdivded into: English Teacher Training, English Adventure Camp an Intern Programme.

international
TESOL stands for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL\'s mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals\' language rights. This website provides information on activities and services of [...]

Uruguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Costa Rica
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Cuba
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Ecuador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Paraguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Peru
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

El Salvador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Spain
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Mexico
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Venezuela
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Bolivia
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Bolivia; Colombia; Chile; Ecuador; Peru
The programme for intercultural, bilingual education is a project of the Andes countries. Its main purpose is to promote the education of the indigenous people. The homepage informs about mission and actions of the programme: training of teaching staff, research, publications and documentation.

Colombia
The site provides information about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial education; compulsory [...]

Chile
The Centre for investigation and development of education is anssion is the promotion of equal educational opportunities and active participation, mainly of the poor classes, by research, teaching and service. The homepage leads to full texts about the working fields and action programs: sc organisation of private law linked to the Jesuits. Its mihools and educational [...]

Poland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Northern Europe
The Nordic Folk Academy offers courses, conferences and seminars for teachers and leaders in the field of lifelong learning. It is situated in Goteborg, Sweden. The homepage has a link to the study courses, a publication list, the library and special programmes of co-operation with the Baltic.

France
The website of this union of secondary teachers presents information about current professional issues concerning its members in the various branches of the secondary school system (e.g. salaries, teacher education, services of the SNCL) and the union's statements regarding French school policy.

Italy
The Organization for the Professional Preparation of Teachers (OPPI) is a national association of non-profit character. It was founded in 1965 in order to "promote the education and contiuing training of instructors and others employed in the educational area". This homepage provides information on OPPI\'s educational possibilities, it presents the work of the centre in [...]

Brazil; international
Here you will find a collection of educational websites from Brazil and other countries. It ist subdivided into 38 categories. There are also links to projects, which have keywords and provide a contact-mail. Focal points are evaluation and education statistics.

Austria
Institutions of teacher education and further education of teachers in Tirol: Information about seminars, working groups, projects, and materials.

Cyprus
The University of Cyprus in Nicosia is the only university in the Republic of Cyprus. For the Department of Education, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and closely cooperates with the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, the website provides information regarding the following aspects: Academic Staff; Board of the Department; Mission of the [...]

Estonia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Romania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom
The site offers a wide range of information on all aspects of the profession. The key issues are work conditions, teacher-pupil- relationship and school administration.

Austria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Iceland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Liechtenstein
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Czech Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Greece
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Netherlands
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

England; United Kingdom
"The Council will aim to: Raise the status and public standing of teachers by representing their professional interests; influence education policy by advising the Secretary of State on professional matters; guarantee high professional standards through the Register of Teachers and Code of Practice".

Kuwait
The Authority (founded in 1982) "is charged with providing and developing a national labor force to meet the shortages in the national technical labor force". The English homepage offers links to full texts about structure, mission and objectives of the PAAET, information about the training colleges and institutes (among them one College of Basic Education where primary and [...]

Ireland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Luxemburg
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
The research program of the Institute is focused on: social changes and the development of education, professional identities of teaching personnel and practice of teaching. The homepage offers links to texts about the program, courses and conferences, publications (e.g. the journal "Les Sciences de l'Éducation pour l'Ère Nouvelle").

Europe
The ATEE was founded in 1976 to create a wide European network in order to foster closer liaison and co-operation between institutions for the education of teachers and those responsible for that education in Europe. The ATEE provides the vital role of a formal organisation and permanent forum for European and international contacts between persons and institutions in charge [...]

Europe
The main objective is to establish a flexible multilingual trans-national forum for the development of teacher education in Europe linking together as many universities and other institutions as possible. This network is funded by the European Commission within the SOCRATES/ ERASMUS programme.- Links of this homepage lead to a "Search-the- Site"-Module and to information on [...]

Europe
The main objective of the agency is to work towards the creation of a coherent and permanent framework for extended European co- operation in the field of special needs education. Its main tasks are to collect, process and distribute information about new and innovative measures in the field of special needs education as well as to initiate research and distribute research [...]

Turkey
This homepage is subdivided into the following parts: organization of the ministry, services for teachers and students, history of education policy in Turkey, qualitative developments in education, the educational system, objectives and strategies of education policy, management and inspection of the educational organisation, innovations, educational statistics, international [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Palestinian Ministries of Education (primary and secondary education) and Higher Education have been merged and separated again throughout their history. Since about 2015/16, both Ministries have again been merged into one, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The new ministry also has a new website which is entirely available in English. It provides [...]

Hong Kong; China
The homepage of the Education Department of Hong Kong provides information about really all questions of the school system in Hong Kong - therefore we do not offer a detailed abstract.

Macao; China
Links are offered providing access to information on the following themes: spheres of responsibility in education (organizational chart), schoolnet and schools with statistical data, teacher and teacher education, educational legislation.

South Africa, Republic
This website provides access first to detailed information on the policy and key activities of the institution in the field of open learning and distance education. SAIDE has instigated in a number of initiatives across the various sectors of education, mainly adult basic, further, teacher, and higher education. Other information sections are services and projects.

United Kingdom
"Lingu@NET, a virtual language centre on the World Wide Web, provides quality-assured information and resources on-line for language teachers, learners and researchers". The main sections are: learning materials, professional development, research, websites, discussion forum.

United Kingdom; Ireland; Northern Ireland
"The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship is an association representing 26 schools, 45 kindergartens, and eight teacher education seminars in the UK and Ireland. It is also the home of the European Council of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools bringing together some 400 schools in 14 countries". The website informs about the pedagogical concept, kindergartens, teacher training, [...]

Canada
The Ministry has the following responsibilities: Develops curriculum and sets standards. Evaluates curriculum and assesses outcomes. Teacher development and certification. Supports special needs students. Funds and supports school boards. Aboriginal and francophone education. Oversees basic education policy and regulations.

New Zealand
This website provides information about the Association, conferences and linklists concerning institutions and courses for media studies, a online journal "Script" and a text about why to teach and study media studies.

New Zealand
Growing New Zealand school rolls make teaching here an attractive career. Whether you're a kiwi considering teacher training, an overseas teacher seeking new challenges, or a New Zealand-trained teacher looking for job vacancies, TeachNZ has training, immigration and employment information or schoolarship informations you need to find your way into a kiwi classroom. TeachNZ [...]

Belgium
This website contains general information about the Dutch education in Brussels. It addresses to parents of students in elementary and secondary education, seeking information on the Dutch education in Brussels, and to students wishing to study in the Dutch higher education system in Brussels. Furthermore it adds link references for school teachers, headmasters and in the [...]

France
The Centre is under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and associated with the CNDP; it was founded in 1983. Its mission is to promote, especially by means of training activities, multiple use of news media in teaching. The following activities are described: Liaison between teachers and news professionals, training, documentation of materials about "media and the [...]

Canada
TACT is a virtual community of support and communication for professional development. The acronym TACT stands for TéléApprentissage Communautaire et Transformatif (French), and for Technology for Advanced Collaborative Teaching (English). It stresses that successful integration of web-based facilities into the learning and, later, working environment implies extensive [...]

Netherlands
Since 1 September 2005, the Educatieve Hogeschool van Amsterdam (EHvA) is an integral part of Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Its predecessor was The Amsterdam Faculty of Education (EFA), that was formed in 1996 through the merging of the faculties of education of Hogeschool van Amsterdam and INHOLLAND University. This institute calls itself a major and in some areas leading and one [...]

United States
Networks is the first on-line journal dedicated to teacher research. The journal will provide a forum for teachers\' voices, a place where teachers working in classrooms, from pre-school to university, can share their experiences and learn from each other. In each issue, you will find feature-length articles, as well as short reports of work-in- progress, book reviews, and [...]

United Kingdom
The Teaching Agency is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. It provides a comprehensive programme of support to help you become a teacher, providing guidance all the way through the application process. Through ITT you’ll receive rigorous training, with new teachers rating their training as a very good preparation for the classroom. In this section you [...]

United Kingdom
"UCET acts as a national forum for the discussion of matters relating to the education of teachers and to the study of education in the university sector and contributes to the formulation of policy in these fields. Its members are the universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland involved in teacher education, and a number of colleges of higher education in the [...]

United Kingdom
"This site contains the latest comprehensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics as well providing free access to a selection of recently released publications in downloadable pdf format". The statistics offered comprise all areas of general education and vocational education and training.

Norway
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Sweden
This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. These descriptions may be regarded as an important support to all those wishing to obtain complete and succinct information on one or more national education system(s).

Canada
The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), a provincial Crown Corporation incorporated under the Society Act, reports to the Ministry of Advanced Education. BCCIE\'s purpose is to promote International Education in and for the Province of British Columbia, to promote and enhance BC’s international reputation for education and to support the [...]

Finland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

United Kingdom
"The School has strong research profile - it is currently rated as one of the leading research schools in the country. All of our lecturing staff are active in one of our seven research centres which are linked around the common theme of Culture and Learning in Organisations. In addition we have a long and distinguished tradition of carrying out international consultancy and [...]

Italy
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Switzerland; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Croatia; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Wales; England; Europe; Austria
Eurydice (formerly Eurypedia and Eurybase) is "a network of 42 national units based in all 38 countries of the Erasmus+ programme. [Its] task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work. Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systems, comparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news [...]

Denmark
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Denmark
The university has been founded in through a merger of the Royal Danish School of Educational Studies and the Danish National Institute for Educational Research. It is an institution entrusted with the twofold task of teaching and research: "The university aims to promote research and postgraduate education at the highest level across the full range of educational disciplines [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
The Department of Education is responsible for the central administration of all aspects of education and related services in Northern Ireland - excepting the higher and further education sector, responsibility for which is within the remit of the Department for Employment and Learning. The Departments main areas of responsibility are in pre-school, primary, post-primary and [...]

United Kingdom; Scotland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Spain
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom
"The Institute is the largest institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of education and related areas...The Institute of Education' s mission is to pursue excellence in education by engaging in: research and scholarship of national and international significance, which builds on the Institute's strong research base; high quality, innovative postgraduate and [...]

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