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Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe. Access, coping and relevance of education for young people in European knowledge societies in comparative perspective

Objective

The GOETE project will analyse the role of school in re-conceptualising education in terms of lifelong learning by combining a life course and a governance perspective. In European knowledge societies adequacy of education means a balance of individual, social and economic aspects. This is operationalised by exploring how educational institutions conceptualise and organise individual educational trajectories. The study covers the period from transition into lower secondary education to transition into upper secondary education/vocational education and training, i.e. the age group between 10 and 16 years. Comparative analysis will focus on the regulation of access to education, of support measures for coping with education and of securing the relevance of education for social integration and the labour market. In 8 EU countries the mixed-method study involves surveys with students, parents and school principals; comparison of teacher training; case studies of local school spaces; discourse analysis; expert interviews with policy makers and stakeholders. On a scientific level, the comparison of the regulation of educational trajectories involves re-conceptualising the social aspects of learning and education under conditions of late modern knowledge societies. It reflects the need for formal education to be embedded in social life worlds, enabled by social support, and complemented by informal and non-formal learning. On a practice and policy level, it will provide information about alternative means of providing children and young people with access to education; of supporting them in coping with education and ensuring the relevance of education by communication and cooperation between school, labour market, other educational actors, students and parents. The communication of findings will include a dialogic model of educational policy planning at local level, training workshops with teachers, youth workers and policy makers, and a European policy seminar.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 316 026,50
Administrative Contact
Mareike Schmitt (Mr.)

Participants (13)

INSTITUT FUR REGIONALE INNOVATION UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 000
Address
Bozener Strasse 21
72379 Hechingen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Axel Pohl (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 304 325,20
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irena Brinar (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 382 158,70
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annemieke Van Haastrecht (Ms.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 158 913,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiia Saarinen (Ms.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 187 861,20
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Dr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 169 220,40
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrew Biggart (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 386
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vince Boyle (Mr.)
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SANTE PUBLIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 177 490
Address
Avenue Du Professeur Leon Bernard
35043 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thibault Delaroche (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE RENNES II
France
EU contribution
€ 80 850
Address
Place Du Recteur Henri Le Moal
35043 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Viale (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 568
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Torresan (Dr.)
Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 300
Address
Via Aurelio Saffi 2
61029 Urbino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov (Prof.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 105 560
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 162
02 554 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piotr Bledowski (Prof.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 150,50
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Baier (Ms.)