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Abstract

In the Fourth and the Fifth EU Framework Programmes, the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission supported a significant number of research projects and thematic networks that address directly issues of education and training. These collaborative endeavours -many of them currently in progress- involve more than 420 research teams across and beyond the EU.

The projects address a wide range of issues that include: the challenges for future education and training policies in Europe; the dynamics of education and employment; issues of teacher education; issues of higher education; the use of ICTs in learning; issues of education for citizenship; issues of education and social exclusion; lifelong learning strategies; issues of competence development and learning in organisations; innovative pedagogies and school improvement.

The research results demonstrate that in a world of rapid social, political and economic changes, education and training are inextricably linked to concerns that include citizenship and democratic participation, inequalities and social justice, cultural diversity and quality of life. Research shows that questions of education and training should be carefully taken into account in the formation of policies on housing, health, welfare, youth, employment and migration,

This report comprises a series of Briefing Papers that summarise the results of individual projects and of project clusters. The report is published in printed form by the Office for Official Publications of the EU as EUR 20791 (ISBN: 92-894-5770-8).

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