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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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External study on Curriculum Development projects funded in the framework of the SOCRATES programme (2004)

Type of project/activity:

An external evaluation for the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the Curriculum Development projects funded by the SOCRATES programme


The main aim of this evaluation is to provide an ex-post analysis focusing on the Curriculum Development Projects funded between 1997/98 and 2001/02 in order to assess the extent to which the goals have been reached; to assess the major effects on institutions, students, staff and where appropriate, national higher education systems e.g. contributions to internationalisation and curricular innovation; to define and identify possible models of best practice and criteria to assist in identifying “high quality” and “highly innovative” projects and products with a view both to their dissemination and to identifying the criteria for transfer of practice and/or design; to identify the general and specific obstacles to development and implementation of CD projects and where possible solutions to overcome them; and to make recommendations on effective ways of using programme funding.


The study was commissioned as the external evaluation of this aspect of the SOCRATES programme and builds on the outcomes of the SOCRATES 2000 evaluation study.


The team is led by Vera Dotter (Sweden). The members of the team are the Folkuniversitetet Lund (Sweden); ABCdialog (Denmark) and the European Institute of Education and Social Policy (France).

Main activities:

The evaluation will include qualitative and quantitative approaches with:
  • An assessment of the applications
  • An analysis of a sample of final reports
  • A questionnaire to all project coordinators
  • Consultation groups in different countries
  • A transnational evaluation seminar.


The evaluation was commissioned by the Directorate General Education and Culture of the European Commission

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

The outcomes of the evaluation will be presented to the Commission in a report in the autumn of 2004.

For more information, please contact Jean Gordon