Education technical services study of Barcelona demarcation

Education technical services study of Barcelona demarcation

This study has allowed to know which towns have technical Education service and, in more detail, what are the characteristics of these services in different organizational, structural, and technical aspects.

Upon the diverse situations of Barcelona province educational services, Barcelona Provincial Council has promoted a study to find out the peculiarities of each town, as well as to have a situational overview.

The study is divided into two different parts, the first part referring to the service organization, and the other focused on knowing in detail the characteristics of the service and the professionals that make it up.

The collection of information from the first part on service organization has been carried out through a questionnaire addressed to elected officials of all the towns of the province. Among the results obtained, the following stand out:

  • Nearly 90% of the towns have an Educational Department in the municipal portfolio. Mostly shared in small towns and more specific in larger ones.
  • Around 45% of the towns have a technical education service, almost 100% of which have more than 5,000 residents.
  • The increase in the number of technicians working in the service is proportional to the increase in the number of town residents. The more residents, the more technicians work.

 

The second part related to the characteristics of the service, has been sent to the towns that have a technical service, obtaining the data through a questionnaire addressed to the staff that works there. Below are some of the most relevant results:

  • High participation in the study (53.9% of Education technicians and technicians in the province).
  • The average age is 49 and are mostly women.
  • 96.6% of the participating technical personnel have a university degree and 53.3% also have a master's and/or postgraduate degree.
  • 61.8% have been working in the service for more than 10 years.
  • Most technicians carry out collaborative tasks with educational centres and other educational agents, but the one that entails greater dedication is administrative and legal management.
  • 58.9% have professionals under their supervision, especially of administrative nature.
  • The most common type of contract is the indefinite type (34.8%), followed by interim staff (30.9%).

Carrying out this study has allowed to have available information and capture the reality of the municipal Education services, and in this way offer appropriate support possible to the needs of local authorities.

It should be pointed the usefulness of this type of municipal services evaluation studies in different areas, which, if they’re carried out periodically, they allow the identification of variations and trends, as well as the impact of the policies that may have been implemented based on the results obtained.