ETF research: A window on the world of teachers in the EU neighbourhood

May 7, 2021
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The European Training Foundation (ETF) has published the results of an international research into vocational teachers from Algeria, Tunisia, and seven other countries in the EU neighbourhood. The study, entitled “Listening to vocational teachers and principals”, focuses on their working experience and professional development.

The largest of its kind to date, the study is based on a survey of over 10,000 teachers and some 750 school principals. Although run before the pandemic, the study includes insights to improve policy and practice in the field of teachers training.

The research was intended to give a comparable picture of each workforce in the nine vocational education and training (VET) systems, starting from the point of view of the practitioners themselves.

Separate country reports that examine both the policy framework and the perceptions and behaviour of teachers are also available.

The European Training Foundation is the EU agency supporting the countries of the EU neighbourhood to reform their education, training and labour market systems. It works with policymakers and practitioners to support reform, promote evidence-based approaches, document change, provide analysis and stimulate debate to anticipate new skills needs.