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Eurydice — Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe – 2016 Edition

Developing and promoting entrepreneurship education has been one of the key policy objectives of the EU institutions and Member States for many years. Indeed, in the context of high youth unemployment, economic crises and rapid changes related to our complex knowledge-based economy and society, transversal skills such as entrepreneurship are essential not only to shape the mindsets of young people, but also to provide the skills,… Read

Eurydice Report: The Teaching Profession in Europe: Practices, Perceptions, and Policies

Is the teaching profession an attractive career choice nowadays? What are teachers’ working conditions? How are teachers trained for their job? Is transnational mobility popular among them?
This Eurydice report addresses these questions by analysing the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as,… Read

Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2014/15

An analysis of recommended annual instruction time suggests that countries have a very similar focus on key basic competences in compulsory education. At primary level, most countries’ main focus is on reading, writing and literature (about 25 % of total instruction time). Mathematics takes the second largest share of total instruction time, at around 15 %. Many countries put a stronger focus on languages at compulsory secondary level compared to primary level.… Read

Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making reforms happen

This OECD Report provides comparative analysis. It is combining the country quantitative and qualitative information available at the OECD with the international assessment programs like PISA (Programme for International Students Assessment), TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey), PIAAC (The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), and with other OECD reports and studies.… Read

Press-release: Right to Education: Freedom of Choice as a way to anchor democracy and social cohesion

The ‘economization’ of education weakens European democracies. As a way to anchor democracy and social cohesion in Europe, the EU Parliament is urged to promote freedom of school choice throughout the European Union. At a round table on 27 January 2015 in the EU Parliament, representatives of 27 organizations of independent education in Europe discussed this urgency with the EU Parliament.… Read