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Includes pre - school, primary and high school teachers, vocational education instructors, university lecturers and special needs teachers.

Key facts:

  • Teaching professionals account for 26% of all professional workers and 5% of the total EU-28 workforce. It is the second highest-qualified occupation in the EU.
  • Recent jobs growth has been relatively strong. But future jobs growth is forecast to be similar to that for all occupations and lower than for most other professional occupations.
  • By 2025, the number of teacher professionals is forecast to decline significantly.
  • Pedagogical skills are essential for teaching professionals, as are communication, assessment, service development and administrative skills.

The full text of the Analytical highlight can be downloaded from the link below:

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