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Comprehensive Education

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to how many other EEC countries have a comprehensive system of education similar to that which exists in the United Kingdom.

: Education in EC member states differs according to history, culture and political development. Direct comparisons are not possible. Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Spain operate a non-selective approach to education up to the end of compulsory schooling (variously 14 to 16).