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3rd research report

the value of learning : evaluation and impact of education and training

The report, to be published in 2005, will allow the reader to gain an overview on:

  • the main functions and uses of evaluation, their philosophies and theories;
  • quantitative methods for evaluation and impact research at micro and macro level as well as methods of qualitative inquiry and their application in evaluation;
  • tools and approaches for evaluating and comparing education and training systems, for accompanying the implementation - and assessing the outcomes of - programmes and reforms, illustrated by case studies;
  • results of impact research, quantifying the material and non-material benefits of education, training and skills at macro level of nations and regions, their contribution to enterprise performance and their influence on individuals' biographies and careers.

The value of learning: Evaluation and impact of education and training. Third report on vocational training research in Europe

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