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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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AUTOMATIC (2002-2004)

Type of project/activity:

External evaluation of a French EQUAL project


The objective is to provide monitoring and evaluation which "accompanies" the project through its successive stages. The evaluation aims to contribute to consolidating the impact of the project and establishing the conditions for dissemination and mainstreaming of the results and the solutions piloted. This project involves the automobile services sector and is carried out under the thematic priority of EQUAL of facilitating access and return to the labour market for those who have difficulties. The main objective of Automatic is to develop a modularised training approach, available on-line for upskilling garage mechanics. Secondly it aims to attract more women to the sector through piloting training for receptionists and sale of spare parts.


EQUAL is part of the European Union's strategy to create more and better jobs and to increase the access to employment for everyone. It continues the work undertaken by the Community Initiatives ADAPT and EMPLOYMENT (1994 to 1999/2000) by reinforcing the outcomes of these programmes. In the presentation of the EQUAL programme the Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs highlights certain factors of successful projects: partnerships which bring together key actors, a clear project strategy, a mainstreaming objective, solid transnational cooperation and monitoring and evaluation.


The French partnership is coordinated by the Association Nationale pour la Formation Automobile (ANFA) and Peugeot and includes Citroën, GNFA, CESI, la CCI de Fougères, Education Nationale (CIEP and IUFM Toulouse)

Main Activities:

The monitoring and evaluation of Automatic will be include the following modules:
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the French partnership: process, achieving the common and individual objectives of the partners, communication among partners, dissemination of information, real involvement of the partners, difficulties encountered and solutions adopted.
  • Evaluation of the level of satisfaction of the beneficiaries in the pilot actions (pilot courses, firms, trainees, in-firm tutors and trainers): organisation, level of satisfaction vis-à-vis expectations, difficulties encountered, proposals for overcoming them, etc.

Name of programme, funder or client:

The evaluation has been commissioned by the French Development Partnership.

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

Regular evaluation reports will be delivered to the project Steering Committee.