Available Online: 4 April 2022
Norouzi Larsari, Vahid*
PhD Candidate in Education, Faculty of Education, Department of Pre-primary and Primary Education, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (email@example.com)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education, Prague, Czech Republic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The overall aim of this present paper is to compare European (OECD) education systems of Spain (Western Europe), Turkey (Euro-Asia), Finland (Scandinavia), Czech Republic (Central Europe), and Iran (Asia) in terms of two parts including 1) The Educational System and 2) Teacher Training and its perspectives. This paper presents comparison based on the field of preschool and primary education and teacher training. One of the most important reasons for selecting these five countries is that these countries have various educational structures which naturally the above structures are various in each country with respect to their policies, programs, and goals of these countries. In this respect, knowing and taking advantages from the education policies and experiences of other countries is very helpful in designing the countries’ educational system. This present study can have a good significance for teachers. One of the significance is that teachers will inform of educational systems of the selected countries and principles of teacher training. Also, another significance of the study is that the countries like Iran as a developing country need to get international experiences and model from developed countries such as Czech Republic and Finland. This report compares teacher education among European Countries with that of Iran’s. It identifies the main differences, basically of policy and practice, in that teacher education has always been centralized in Iran, while it had once been more or less de-centralized in some European countries. In Conclusion, the researcher provides the conclusion at the end of this present study.
Keywords: educational system, curriculum education system, comparative education
Cite this article:
Norouzi Larsari, V., & Wildová, R. (2022). A qualitative comparative report on five educational systems: Spain, Turkey, Finland, Czech Republic and Islamic Republic of Iran. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(8), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.196