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Publications archive

This page contains links to older Eurydice network output and our own policy briefings.  In most cases, the publications present a snapshot of the situation at the time information was collected and have not been reviewed or updated since.

  • The Eurydice network publication 'Gender Differences in Educational Outcomes: Study on the Measures Taken and the Current Situation in Europe' was published in June 2010 on the Thematic Studies page of the Eurydice network website. National descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland were produced for this publication.
  • The Eurydice network publication 'National Testing of Pupils in Europe: Objectives, Organisation and Use of Results' was published in September 2009 on the Thematic Studies page of the Eurydice network website. National descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland were produced for this publication and published by Eurydice at NFER in 2010. 
  • The Eurydice network publication 'Arts and Cultural Education at School in Europe' was published in October 2009 on the Thematic Studies page of the Eurydice network website. National descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland were produced for this publication and published by Eurydice at NFER in 2010.
  • Produced for inclusion in the Eurydice network publication 'Vocational Guidance Education in Full-Time Compulsory Education in Europe', (2009), these national descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland provide an overview of educational activities which support young people in compulsory education in making their own decisions about further study and career options. They also include an overview of the legal framework and national objectives, sections on work-related learning, the services and types of information available, and the qualifications and training of staff. The information relates to the 2007/08 school year.
  • The Eurydice network publication 'Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: Tackling Social and Cultural Inequalities' was published in February 2009 on the Thematic Studies page of the Eurydice network website. National descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland were produced for this publication and published by Eurydice at NFER in 2010.
  • This briefing paper was written to answer the European Commission request for an overview of national policies or initiatives in all Member States, on the development of research in education and training and its usefulness for policymaking and practice. It was published in 2009.
  • In April 2009, Eurydice at NFER received an enquiry from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), who needed information from an international perspective as background for a review of home education in England. This paper provides a summary of the situation in a number of European and international countries.
  • A summary of the Eurydice network publication ‘Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe’ (reference year 2006/07), which gives a detailed picture of language teaching in primary and secondary education in 31 European countries, published in 2009.
  • A short overview of the Bologna Process, published by Eurydice at NFER in 2009.
  • A short summary of the Lisbon Agenda, published by Eurydice at NFER in 2008.
  • This report is based on information provided for the Eurydice network’s comparative study for the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union: School Autonomy in Europe (study published in 2007).  It provides an overview of the development of school autonomy in England from the 1980s to the present day.  It was published in March 2008.
  • A policy briefing which summarises changes to the curriculum and qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from autumn 2008.
  • A briefing which summarises policies, initiatives or strategies in primary and secondary general education across Europe which address issues of gender inequality.  It was published by Eurydice at NFER in 2007.
  • Tables providing an overview of statutory assessment arrangements in compulsory education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Published by Eurydice at NFER in 2007.
  • A briefing which summarises policy on 'literature' as part of mother tongue teaching during compulsory and upper secondary education in a number of European countries.  It was published by Eurydice at NFER in 2007.
  • This report provides a description of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on information related to the 2004/5 school year as part of a Eurydice Network comparative study Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at School in Europe.  It was published by Eurydice at NFER in 2006.
  • In light of the Every Child Matters: Change for Children agenda, in May 2006, Eurydice at NFER produced this briefing, Provision of Children's Services in other European Countries, which investigates if similar programmes of integrated children's services exist. 
  • This briefing paper provides an overview of private (independent) education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It covers, amongst other items, financing, curriculum and timetabling, quality and teacher appointment. It was published by Eurydice at NFER in May 2005. 
  • In September 2005, Eurydice at NFER received an enquiry regarding the educational attainment of ‘looked-after children’ or children in public care. This briefing summarises the responses from countries across Europe. 
  • This report provides a description of citizenship education in schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on information collected in 2004/5 as part of a Eurydice Network comparative study on citizenship education.

Last updated May 2017