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Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

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Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

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Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

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Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

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Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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Romania – CALIPT: Revision of methodologies, instruments and procedures for an increased quality of initial VET (2009 - 2011)

Type of project/activity:

Evaluation and review of policy and strategy for vocational education and training (VET) in Romania over the last 15 years. The project started in December 2009 and will finish in November 2011

Objectives:

The general objective is to review the policies and strategies for initial education and training (IVET) against:

  1. their coherence with other national strategies and European priorities for VET (intended policy and actual policy level)
  2. their implementation at different levels: national/central, regional, local/school (operational level)


The outcomes should provide inputs for future policies and measures in terms of:

  • ensuring policy coherence and consensus among the key actors at national level,
  • providing guidelines for strategic implementation and action plans, considering the impact of practice at regional and local/school level


A specific objective refers to development of a self assessment policy tool (set of instruments or mechanisms). This tool will be design to help policy makers to measure policy performance. The tool will be tested during the project implementation.

 

Partners:

The project is led by the National Centre for TVET Development of the Ministry of Education in Romania. The partners are: SC GEA Strategy/ Consulting S.A (RO), Danish Technological Institute (DK) and the EIESP (FR)

 

 

Main Activities

Analysis of methodologies, instruments and procedures in technical and vocational education (TVET)
The evaluation will review expressions of policy & strategy against their strategic implementation at different levels looking to reform process so far in terms of:

 

  • policy and strategy
  • methodologies, instruments and procedures as translators of policy and strategy at operational level


Development of self assessment policy tool: A “tool” which enables self assessment of TVET policy performance will be developed during this WP, with aim of providing, on a periodic basis, a reliable and relevant evaluation of a certain policy.

Analysis of the policy in practice
This WP will assess how policy „tools” work in practice with aim of identifing the measures to be taken for an increased quality of TVET system and a better corelation between TVET policy&strategy and other policies such employment, regional development, human resources development, etc..

Using a mix of activities such desk and field research, focus-groups, interviews a deeper analysis for each of nine thematic areas of investigation will be conducted, focused on key priorities defined for each thematic area:

  1. TVET in context of education and training system and lifelong learnig (LLL)
  2. Relation TVET and employment
  3. Access to TVET
  4. TVET and regional development
  5. Qualifications and curriculum for TVET
  6. TVET governance and management
  7. TVET in European context
  8. VET coherence and efficiency
  9. Finance and legislation

Name of programme, funder or client:

The project is funded by the European Social Fund, Romania

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

The outcomes should provide inputs for future policies and measures in terms of:
‐ ensuring policy coherence and consensus among the key actors at national level,
‐ providing guidelines for strategic implementation and action plans, considering the impact of practice at regional and local/school level

The outcomes should identify examples of successful and unsuccessful implementation with appropriate opportunities for development, obstacles, solutions and recommendations. This means examining the processes, the way that implementation has taken place as well as the outcomes. The outcomes should lead to a set of proposals for IVET system improvement -White Paper.

For more information please contact Jean Gordon at gordon@eiesp.org and Alain Michel at ajlmichel@orange.fr.