International Congress “Young People Constructing Worlds - Capacities and Limits of Action for Change” in Madrid

Logo CongressOn 14th and 15th October 2010, the Youth and Society Postgraduate Studies of the Spanish Distance University (UNED) have carried out an International Congress in Madrid, in the famous Círculo de Bellas Artes. The congress targeted experts from Europe and Latin America: professionals who work in the youth area, experts on youth studies, members of youth groups and associations, young people engaged in collective projects, and students interested in questions related with young people’s lives. It offered a discussion platform on the capacities and limits of young people to transform the world in which they live.

Michael Young, University of London: Educational policies for a knowledge society: reflections from a sociology of knowledge perspective

The keynote lecture held at the GOETE kick-off meeting, Tübingen, 29 January 2010, gives Michael Young's reflections on developments that influence education policy-making.

Michael Young talking to Herbert MütherThe launching meeting of the project Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe (GOETE) was held in Tübingen, 28 - 30th of January 2009.

The GOETE “High-level Governance Analysis” Working Group meeting in Frankfurt am Main, April 2011

In April GOETE started a new sub-study that aims at analysing Educational governance with a view to understanding governing discourses, policies and practices and how they shape and regulate educational trajectories, especially at each transition point. This sub-study seeks to answer questions such as: What decisions are made and practices initiated by whom, at what levels, with what consequences? What are the roles of actors at national level (government, national school administration, professional organisations, employers’ associations, policy consultants) in relation to local actors (schools, local economy, policy makers, administrators, social and youth services)?