Mon 13 Feb 2012 05:56:00 PM EET
The Eurydice Network has published the report "Key Data on Education in Europe 2012".
The 95 indicators contained in the report not only provide a comprehensive picture of the organisation, management and functioning of 37 education systems in Europe, but also trace main developments in education over the last decade.
The report reveals an array of positive developments, including: longer participation in education, an increased support for new teachers, a rise in the number of tertiary education graduates as well as a stable share of the GDP devoted to education up until 2008. Among the important challenges identified are foreseeable teacher shortages and a growing number of tertiary graduates who appear overqualified for their posts while at the same time endure less unemployment and an easier transition into the employment market.
Furthermore, the study, which is based on 2009/10 data, provides answers to several other questions, including:
Key Data on Education in Europe 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.