Evidence-based policy: focus of 2012 ETF Yearbook
Thematic Area: ; VET Governance
There is a high demand for methods and instruments that enable VET experts to analyse and evaluate education and training systems, recognise strengths and weaknesses as well as to identify possible areas for development and to monitor improvement.
The aim of the new ETF Yearbook is to take collect such approaches, methods and instruments and to provide an opportunity for mutual exchange of experience and an in-depth discussion with the partner countries.
More and more interest in what education can deliver
Policymakers are increasingly interested in what education delivers and hence, in what education research can tell us about it.
‘The need for such information is even more acute in countries in transition, where donor-financed VET reforms have radically changed systems,’ writes Madlen Serban, ETF director in the preface to the publication.
‘Given the scarce resources for education reform, the importance it holds for national policymakers and the diversity of opinions and approaches within the technical assistance community, the ability to assess what works in VET is critical. As a result, policy analysis and policy research are increasingly prioritised.’
The yearbook places the focus on the ETF’s Torino Process and assess the overall approach, the methodology and main findings of the exercise carried out in 2010. It collects articles of ETF experts and of guest writers from the EU and the ETF partner countries.
Find out more in the ETF Yearbook.