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ERIC Number: ED447891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Diversification of Czech Higher Education: Set Up and Development of Higher Vocational Colleges.
Rabusicova, Milada; Pol, Milan
The report provides information on the Higher Vocational Colleges (HVCs) in Czech school system. The researcher supports the opinion that HVCs belong to the tertiary sector in Czech Republic (together with universities and with other officially recognized higher education institutions). Out of 100 secondary vocational schools a group of 12 institutions was selected for transformation project in 1991. Today, 160 HVCs operate in Czech Republic. This report describes a study of those institutions in order to determine whether they are closer to secondary or tertiary education, and to attempt to divide them into sub-groups with common characteristics. Nineteen criteria were developed. According to the quality of their performance and to their development aspirations, these HVCs can be divided into three groups: 1) about 10 HVCs seem to have a potential to become non-university higher education institutions: 2) about 80-90 emphasize HVC's position within the education system between secondary and higher education; 3) the rest are not much different from currently existing secondary vocational schools. HVCs have been viewed as a new chance for many secondary school leavers to further their studies. A number of factors are hindering the firm set up and steady development of HVCs in Czech Republic. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic