Are there any good sources for learning about the history of education in Europe?

I am particularly interested in learning about the origins of the public schooling system, as it seems they should likely have had a huge impact on society as a whole and I have no real idea of where it came from.

I tried to do a little searching, although most results I could find online seemed very America-centric.

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    History.stackexchange frowns on source requests unless they are for a canonical source. Stack Exchange assumes that each question has an authoritative answer; source requests are list questions where the answers are inherently subjective and tend to produce more argument than education. Note that all answers should be supported by sources, so it is generally possible to avoid the problem by asking for the information you want and assuming that the answer will be sourced. – MCW Mar 11 at 15:00
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    I see two potential core questions here: either (1) How did the public school system originate in Europe? or (2) what impact did the European public school system have? – MCW Mar 11 at 15:01
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    This presumably varies from country to country. I am passingly familiar with the history of the Italian public school system (itself a descendant of the pre-unification Piedmontese one), but it's only one of many. – Denis Nardin Mar 11 at 15:45
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    Yes it is not the same from one country to another. France has its own history of public education. The main feature is Jules Ferry's laws in 1881 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Ferry_laws) establishing that the most tiny village should have a school with state-paid teacher(s). These laws were intended to fight against the influence of Catholic Church through its school system. The result was that in some places of France like Britanny, many villages had two primary schools , one public ("laic system"), the other one Catholic. [Continued] – Jean Marie Becker Mar 12 at 9:15
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    Some keywords that may be helpful with regard to the German public education system: The "Generallandschulreglement" (roughly "general countryside school regulation") passed 1763 under Fredrick the Great, which layed the groundwork for broad compulsory schooling. The education reforms of Wilhelm von Humboldt around 1810, which meant to provide every child with a humanistic education, but only really worked for higher schools and universities (and the social classes who could go there). And the emergence of the "dreigliedriges Schulsystem" ("three-pronged school system") in the 19th century. – Henning Kockerbeck Mar 12 at 10:23

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