ERIC Number: ED473220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Opening Doors: Hungarian and Polish Educational Systems. Fulbright-Hayes Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2002 (Hungary and Poland).
Bailey, Irma Ned
This curriculum project examines the current Hungarian and Polish educational systems, which have changed, as have the entire societies of these two countries since the fall of Communism in 1989. The project states that, before 1989, it was difficult for a student to enroll in a university, because education was controlled by the state and regulated by the Minister of Education. Currently there are many new private universities, varied as to type. The paper is based on visits to a new private college of journalism and communications in Budapest (Hungary), and the American Studies Center, a department of Poland's Warsaw University. It describes the curriculum at the American Studies Center, where between 175 and 200 students take classes for 3 years, often working on two masters' degrees simultaneously. The paper discusses the University of Gdansk (Poland) and the Central European University, affiliated with Lancaster University in England. It also offers information about elementary and secondary public education in Hungary and poses the following question: "What is the future of education in Hungary and Poland?" The paper maintains that to understand each other, people must communicate. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary; Poland