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ERIC Number: ED564420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 246
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-92-64-24755-0
ISSN: ISSN-2413-4333
OECD Reviews of School Resources: Slovak Republic
Santiago, Paulo; Halász, Gábor; Levacic, Rosalind; Shewbridge, Claire
OECD Publishing
This report for the Slovak Republic forms part of the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools. The purpose of the Review is to explore how school resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. School resources are understood in a broad way, including financial resources (e.g. expenditures on education, school budget), physical resources (e.g. school infrastructure, computers), human resources (e.g. teachers, school leaders) and other resources (e.g. learning time). The Slovak Republic was one of the countries which opted to participate in the country review strand and host a visit by an external review team. This publication is the report from the review team. It provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the use of school resources in the Slovak Republic, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches. The report serves three purposes: (1) to provide insights and advice to Slovak education authorities; (2) to help other countries understand the Slovak approach to the use of school resources; and (3) to provide input for the final comparative analysis of the OECD School Resources Review. The scope for the analysis in this report includes early childhood education and school education. At the request of Slovak authorities, the focus areas of the Review of School Resources in the Slovak Republic are: (1) the organisation of the school network; (2) the funding of school education (including distribution, incentives and transparency); and (3) the teaching profession and school leadership (including improving their attractiveness). Also, issues of special needs education and the education of the Roma minority are addressed from the funding perspective, i.e. how the funding system can facilitate the achievement of policy objectives in special education and the education of the Roma minority, including the development of inclusive education. Three annexes are included: (1) The OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in School; (2) Composition of the OECD Review Team; and (3) Visit programme. Individual chapters contain references.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Union (EU) (Belgium)
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)
Identifiers - Location: Slovakia