Objectives and missions
The Observatoire national de l’enfance, de la jeunesse et de la qualité scolaire (OEJQS) operates under the authority of the Minister of National Education, Children and Youth. However, the OEJQS maintains its independence in the selection of its observation tools, the findings resulting from its research or observations, and the recommendations issued in its reports.
The three missions of the OEJQS, as stipulated by law, are :
- analysis of the situation of children and young people in Luxembourg, adopting a comprehensive approach centered on the child or young person and based on the rights of the child;
- evaluation of the systems impacting them, primarily in the socio-educational field or in other fields relevant to children and young people;
- systemic evaluation of the quality of teaching provided in the education system, with the aim of enhancing school quality development in Luxembourg;
To fulfill its missions, the OEJQS may conduct, initiate, prepare or coordinate surveys, analyses, studies and issue opinions on the various aspects of the situation of children and young people, as well as school quality. It can collect and synthesize existing data on children and young people.
The OEJQS can analyze studies and the outcomes of national, regional or international evaluations concerning education and the situation of children. Likewise, the OEJQS may examineand assess facts relating to the situation of children and young people in Luxembourg, as well as the systems that affect them, respectively analyze the organization and operation of schools, their management and the services of the Minister’s department responsible for education.
In addition, as part of their mission, observers can engage with children and young people, pupils, students, parents, socio-educational professionals, teachers, institution managers, national youth and parent representatives, representatives of local authorities and ministries, researchers, professional chambers, etc. Exploratory visits to children’s and young people’s services, as well as attendance at teaching sessions and student learning situations, complete the OEJQS’ missions.
The OEJQS is made up of twelve observers. The observers have complementary professional profiles and areas of expertise, and their collaboration and interaction enable the priority areas to be addressed comprehensively and across the board. The team is completed by administrative and scientific collaborators.
Partners / Cooperations
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
Université Catholique de Louvain
Université de Liège
Université du Luxembourg (UL)