ERIC Number: ED317802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
New Technologies, Work Organization, Qualification, Structures and Vocational Training in Hungary.
Hethy, Annamaria; Hethy, Lajos
Vocational training in Hungary consists of 8 years of primary education in the state school system, followed by general secondary schools or secondary or intermediate-level vocational training. Secondary or intermediate-level vocational training is based on three major institutions: vocational secondary schools (4-5 years), skilled workers' schools (3 years), and vocational schools (2-3 years). The most popular and most controversial are the vocational secondary schools, which have undergone several reforms since their establishment in 1961. Access to secondary or intermediate-level vocational training is also given to secondary school leavers. In addition, training courses providing both initial and further training as well as retraining are important in the Hungarian vocational training system. The institutions of higher vocational training in the state school system are the high schools and universities. Problems of the vocational training system include overspecialization, lack of flexibility, lack of computer-based technologies and integration of computers into the curriculum, little relationship of training to changes in the world of work, and too few financial resources. Future developments in the vocational system are expected to revolve around broader training for students, increased financial resources, and increased training courses outside the system. (Resources in this report include sources of information about vocational training in Hungary, lists of major institutions, selected reading and legislation, and 16 data tables.) (KC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Labor Force, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
UNIPUB, 4661-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391 (Catalogue No. HX-58-90-118-EN-C: 7 European Currency Units).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Hungary