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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Training Foundation (ETF) Macedonia 150.000 A: 90 MD B: 11% European Training Foundation (ETF) European Commission (EU) 01.06.2006 - 01.02.2007 Available upon request

KEY COMPETENCES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - DEVELOPMENT OF KEY COMPETENCES IN THE MACEDONIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM – PROJECT NUMBER: WP06-53-01

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The project aims to assess to which extent the environment and pedagogical approaches are conducive to developing ‘LtL’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ competences with students in secondary VET and higher education in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and to identify what could be changed to improve the situation. In addition, through research-based advocacy, the project aims to introduce and promote the ‘Learning to Learn’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ competences in secondary VET and higher education in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. By adopting a policy orientation, a specific design and method for reporting findings will be established in order to most effectively advocate both competences in secondary VET and higher education to the educational policy and support structures in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Research activities:

  • Adaptation to the Macedonian context of the following instruments (originally developed by a team of Croatian researchers, which does not form part of the present ToR):
    • ‘LtL’ assessment instruments for students from different grades of secondary VET and higher education;
    • ‘LtL’ needs assessment inventories for students and teachers;
    • ‘Entrepreneurship’ needs assessment inventories for students and teachers;
    • ‘LtL’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ needs assessment inventories for school management.
  • Development of a stratified, random, nationally-representative sample of Macedonian students and teachers in secondary VET and higher education
  • Development of data collection instruments
  • Piloting of the instruments
  • Collection of data
  • Entry of the empirical data
  • Statistical analysis
  • Drafting of individual reports
  • Qualitative analysis of institutional capacity (development of interview schedules, data entry, data analysis, report writing)
  • Drafting of a comprehensive report based on the analysis of all empirical data, including data regarding institutional capacity building.

Advocacy:

  • Composing a policy brief containing unambiguous policy recommendations regarding ‘LtL’ and ‘entrepreneurship competences’ in secondary VET and higher education in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • Development of a precise media plan based on the research results.
  • Presentation of the results to high-level educational policy officials (Ministerial level, Institute of Education, VET Centre, universities, school managers etc.)