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Key competences in Europe: Opening doors for lifelong learners across the school curriculum and teacher education (2008-2009)


The aim of the study was to provide a comparative overview of policy and practice concerning the development and implementation of key competences in the education systems of the 27 Member States of the European Union. In particular, the study assessed the implementation of the 8 key competences contained in the European Reference Framework of Key Competences in primary and secondary schools across the EU as well as the extent to which initial and in-service education and training of teachers equips them with the skills and competences necessary to deliver key competences effectively.


The final report is available here


The research team included Jean Gordon, Gábor Halász, Magdalena Krawczyk, Tom Leney, Alain Michel, David Pepper, Elzbieta Putkiewicz and Jerzy Wiśniewski.

The study was funded by the European Commission.

EIESP  European Institute of Education and Social Policy

IEEPS Institut Européen d’Éducation et de Politique Sociale

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