ERIC Number: ED221454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Educational System of Yugoslavia. Education around the World.
Georgeoff, Peter John
All levels of education in Yugoslavia are described; vocational education, teacher education, and military education are examined; and reforms and trends are discussed. Preschool education, which is not compulsory, consists of several types, including day care centers, boarding-care centers, and kindergartens. Elementary education is 8 years and is compulsory for all children between the ages of 7 and 15. Secondary schools, which are not compulsory, include the gymnasia, art schools, technical schools, trade or vocational schools, teachers' schools, and military schools. Higher educational institutions include universities; higher schools, which are intermediate-level institutions between secondary school and a complete university; high schools, which offer complete programs of a specialized nature and are at a level equivalent to the universities; military academies; theological seminaries; and workers' and people's universities. There are eight levels of vocational education in Yugoslavia and five main types of teacher education programs. Military academies have university rank. There have been new educational reforms in the content and courses of instruction for all educational levels. Because of the decentralized structure of education in Yugoslavia, the introduction of these changes has been uneven throughout the various provinces. A glossary of terms and a bibliography conclude the publication. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.