A team specialized in improving diagnostic procedures and measurements of student performance, cooperating with government educational institutions in strengthening the technical elements associated with the evaluation of programs and systems. A heavy focus is placed upon quality evidence, the comparability of results with international standards, and the adaptation of the information obtained from different recipients.
The analysis of educational leadership, the redefinition and redistribution of the tasks of school leadership and the social relevance of this profession have resulted in a formative proposal: the Master in Educational Leadership. In collaboration with UNED, the Foundation has created the `Master´ program, which prepares and attracts talent to lead schools.
Teachers are, for the Department of Research, the cornerstone of our educational system. The reflection of our experts is based on three objectives: to encourage competent and skilled people to pursue the profession and increase its attractiveness, to provide high-quality education, and to ensure that all students have access to excellent teaching.
Studia XXI is a strategic project of the Institute for Educational and Social Studies. With the financial support of the Santander Universities Global Division, this Work Program aims to promote, strengthen and contribute to the debate on the new European university model. Studia XXI facilitates the exchange of ideas, advice to public and private universities through recommendations and action proposals, and shared reflection on the challenges they face.
Improving financial skills of our students is already recommended by international organizations aimed at curricular reforms in education systems. To delve into this objective, the Institute has established a working group to support the Financial Education Program in Spain driven by the CNMV and Bank of Spain.
The relationship between education and culture, the concept of citizenship and the promotion of democratic values within educational systems are work areas in which the Institute has a presence in Spain and Europe. The European Centre for Cultural Cooperation, established by the Foundation, investigates the effect of education in a global society for promoting dialogue and mutual recognition.
Since its inception, the research of the Institute has put its focus on the effect of other academic disciplines in education, especially in the legal-political dimension of the right to education.
We understand that ‘lifelong learning’ is a process that must accompany a transition to an economy and society based on knowledge. Research on the improvement of our human capital and allocation to education is essential to the fundamental mission of the European Foundation for Education and Society.
In addition to its current Studia XXI project, the construction of the European Higher Education Area and working with university institutions have been central objectives of the presence of the Foundation in the public debate on education policy.