ERIC Number: ED211462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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A New Teachers' Training Project in Czechoslovakia.
Education in Czechoslovakia is compulsory for all children from the ages of six to sixteen and is founded on Marxist-Leninist principles. Teachers are required to exhibit undivided ideological and political influence, guide the young toward moral standards advocated by the communist government, and be fully prepared to teach in a specialized field. The teacher training institutions are responsible for cultivating teachers' ideological, moral, and pedagogical qualifications, subject specializations, and the attributes of active public workers. A three-stage program for the further education of teachers has been introduced to renew and supplement teaching skills for all educators in Czechoslovakia. The courses can be full-time, part-time, or correspondence, and independent study is emphasized. The first stage assists the beginning teacher in the first year of teaching practice. The second stage consists of two years of graduate study. In the third stage, teachers can pursue an area of specialization. At the successful completion of each stage, a certificate that is a requirement for future promotion and salary raises is issued. The content, length, and structure of preservice teacher education is also being reorganized, as part of a long-term plan to develop the educational system. (FG)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning, National Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Socialism, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Not available separately; see SP 019 242.
Publication Type: Translations; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Translated into English by L. Kollmannova and D. Slaba.