ERIC Number: ED455139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Educational Policy in Slovenia.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This review of educational policy in Slovenia, carried out at the request of the Slovenian Government, has as its main focus an examination of the current state of the policy reforms set in motion following Slovenia's independence in 1991. It takes into consideration the White Paper on Education in the Republic of Slovenia (1996), the main principles and values of which are that the public education system: should be transparent and open; should be "legally neutral"; should provide the possibility of choice at all levels; should encourage democracy in decision making in the system; and should be a "quality" system emphasizing learning rather than the accumulation of facts. The review's analysis, conclusions, and recommendations are intended to indicate priorities within the evolving system rather than to suggest new or different directions. The report presents its findings on a thematic basis, highlighting the most important general principles of change which apply to all sectors. Chapter 1 summarizes the context in which the reforms are taking place. Chapter 2 deals with curriculum reform. Chapters 3 and 4 are concerned with the development of outcome-related standards and quality in the system. Chapter 5 covers the new approaches to the locus and methods of decision making in the system. Chapter 6 addresses issues on efficiency and resources in the educational system. Chapter 7 presents recommendations and makes some general observations on the process of reform. (BT)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Standards, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Slovenia