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Key Data Series

A collection of Statistics, Data and Indicators on Education in 36 European countries.

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Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe – 2014 Edition
Date of publication: 19 June 2014

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This report, published jointly with Eurostat provides 61 indicators as well as a comparative analysis on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) throughout 32 European countries (37 education systems). The study demonstrates the challenges facing European countries when it comes to providing quality ECEC services for the 32 million children in Europe in the age range to use ECEC services. It covers a number of specific issues important to policy-makers such as access to ECEC, governance, quality assurance, affordability, qualifications and training among staff, leadership, parent involvement, and measures to support disadvantaged children. Information on ECEC policy and central measures was provided by Eurydice National Units, while Eurostat has undertaken the preparation and production of statistical indicators. The reference year for all policy information is 2012/13.

- European Press Release

Key Data on Teachers and School Leaders
Date of publication: 24 April 2013

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Key Data on Teachers and School Leaders contains 62 indicators on teachers and school leaders from pre-primary to upper secondary education in 32 countries (EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey). Six topics are covered: Initial teacher education and support for beginning teachers; recruitment, employers and contracts; continuing professional development and mobility; working conditions and pay, as well as levels of autonomy and responsibilities of teachers and school leaders. The report combines statistical data and qualitative information derived from primary data supplied by the Eurydice Network, Eurostat data and evidence derived from the international surveys TALIS 2008, PISA 2009 and TIMSS 2011.

- European Press Release

Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012
Date of publication: 20 September 2012

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Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012 contains 61 indicators and qualitative information describing the context and organisation of foreign language teaching, student participation levels as well as the initial and continuing education of foreign language teachers. In addition to giving a snapshot of the situation today, the report also presents several time series which are helpful in identifying trends in language teaching over recent years and past decades.
Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012 is a joint Eurydice/Eurostat publication, produced in close cooperation with the European Commission. The report is based on four main data sources: Eurydice, Eurostat, the European Survey on Language Competences (ESLC), and the OECD's PISA 2009 international survey. Eurydice data covers 32 countries (27 Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey) and takes the reference year 2010/11.

- European Press Release

Key Data on Education in Europe 2012
Date of publication: 10 February 2012

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Key Data on Education in Europe 2012 is a Eurydice flagship publication tracing the main developments of European education systems over the last decade. The report combines statistical data with qualitative information to describe the organisation, management and functioning of 37 European education systems from pre-primary to higher education. More specifically, the 95 indicators included in the report address the following topics: Demographic Context, Educational Structures, Participation, Resources, Teachers and Management staff, Educational Processes and Qualification Levels and Transition to Employment.

In comparison to the previous edition, Key data on Education 2012 has been improved through the inclusion of longer time series, making it easier to identify specific developments affecting aspects of education systems and to analyse the present situation in regard to the past.

Key Data on Education 2012 is a joint publication with Eurostat and based on data collected through the National Units of the Eurydice Network, Eurostat, and the PISA 2009 international survey.

- European Press Release


Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at school in Europe
Date of publication: 23 June 2011

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Building on the previous Eurydice publications on information and communication technologies in schools in Europe, this report focuses on the evolution of ICT use in education and the changes it has brought about in national policies and practices concerning teaching methods, contents and evaluation processes. It examines the EU key competences as well as the promotion of transversal skills and the role of ICT in this process. It also sheds light on the strategies used in countries to train and support teachers in the use of ICT.

The 2011 edition provides a set of indicators and insights which can be used to strengthen the impact of ICT use to promote innovation in educational processes and to foster the creative development of students and their digital competences. The latter is one of the priority areas of the EU's Education and Training 2020 strategy


Key Data on Education in Europe 2009

Date of publication: 16 July 2009

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Key Data on Education in Europe sets out a very wide variety of both qualitative and quantitative indicators on different aspects of education systems in 31 European countries.

The report presents a comparative analysis on how the education systems are organised, the human and financial resources invested in them, teaching processes and qualifications awarded.

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- Press memo of 16 July 2009
- Press Release: cselenlvplsl

Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2008

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The second edition of this report gives a clear picture of the language teaching systems in place in the schools of 31 countries covered by the Eurydice Network. It covers aspects ranging from foreign language learning at a very early age, the variety of languages learnt, the taught time at various education levels, the proportion of language learners at each level, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) to the training of teachers of foreign languages from primary to secondary general education.

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- Press release : available in 23 languages
- Press memo of 21 November 2008
- National Press release: elpl

Key data on higher education in Europe 2007

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Access to higher education, role of the public and private sectors, level of enrolment in the various programmes and fields of study, funding issues, fees and mobility are some of the issues explored in this first edition of Key Data on higher education.

Press releases:

- European Press release: enfrdecselitltlv
- National Press release: pl

Key data on information and communication technology in schools in Europe 2004

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This report uses 35 indicators on computerisation, use of computers by pupils, place of ICT in the curriculum and teachers training on this issue to appraise the situation in 30 European countries. Information provided by the Eurydice network are completed by data gathered in the PISA 2000 survey (OECD) and the PIRLS 2001 survey (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement - IEA).

Press releases:

- European Press release: enfrdecselit
- National Press release: Iceland

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