Training for employed people: the need for expansion and improvement
Training workers is vital for improving their employability. However, since the economic crisis, investment in training has fallen by 50% in Spain and social agents barely participate in the definition of continuous training actions.
Socioeconomic Inequalities and Academic Achievement in Spain
The new generation of digital technologies in Spain
“There is no real evidence to say this will be the first generation not to reach the standard of living of its parents”
Public and private universities: evolution of productivity and impact of the crisis
How has the economic crisis affected the productivity of universities? This article explains how public centres have reorganised their resources better than private centres and have shown greater efficiency.
Reading skills among native and immigrant children: the compensating effect of preschool attendance
Education as a Social Elevator
Education, research and knowledge are fundamental pillars for predicting a country’s future development. The Dossier tackles the role of education as a social elevator and the presence of students of immigrant origin in the classroom.
Early Childhood Education
With the aim of improving parental access to the labour market, the Council of Europe is working towards all countries in the European Union achieving 33% of children enrolled in pre-school education.
The dismal science of parenting
How should we care for our children? The discipline of Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, contrasts with the experimental extravagances of Dalton Conley and his Parentology. However, the two share a competitive vision of childhood that focuses on social approval.
Towards More Inclusive Education: From Multiple Intelligences to a Passion for Learning
Can education reduce social inequality? These two books, which talk to us about the theory of multiple intelligences and the importance of passion and perseverance, propose educational options for working in this direction.
Where is education heading? In this section the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” presents a series of indicators are presented that are key to understanding the situation of education in our society. The majority have been built using data from international databases such as the European Social Survey (ESS) or the PISA Report, among others.