ERIC Number: ED331365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Update on the Educational Systems of Poland and Czecho-Slovakia. NAFSA Field Service Working Paper #14.
Devlin, Edward; Silny, Joseph
This report, resulting from a visit to Czechoslovakia and Poland to conduct preliminary research for the 1991 Projects in International Education Research (PIER) workshop on the educational systems of Czechoslovakia and Poland, presents information on the status of educational systems of both countries. Historical descriptions of the educational system of both countries, including elementary, secondary, and higher education are presented. Implications of historical status for the present, current measures taken to improve/change the status of higher education and the areas to be monitored for both countries are also discussed. It is concluded that the educational problems faced in the two countries are enormous, and this includes the quality of secondary instruction, the educational dislocations inevitable in the transition from controlled economies to competitive free market economies and the elaborations of new and only partially understood educational legislation. (LPT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Influences, Problems, Social Change
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Identifiers: Czechoslovakia; Poland
Note: Paper presented at the Annual NAFSA Conference (43rd, Boston, MA, May 24-27, 1991).