April 17, 2008
At present, most EU members have varying differences in the educational curriculum and teaching methods within European schools. If we begin to introduce an integrated curriculum between member states, then moving forward in our committed ideas will have a stronger chance, if our younger citizens ‘grow their minds together’ in the classroom. An integrated approach would be made easier and more inviting for encouraging exchange students, the learning of different languages, a strong interest in the varying histories and cultures of member states, and so on.
When we look at the ’successes’ of the US, we see an universal approach to the educational system, where the integrity and individuality of each school district is still maintained.
By adopting a more universal approach, funding would be more equitable, especially to those countries where school facilities are still at a poor or meagre level.
Also, the training of teachers could be debated and challenged from country to country to assure an even standard of values.