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Towards Educational Change

The Transformation of Educational Systems in Post-Communist Countries

Edited by David Greger, Eliška Walterová

Routledge – 2013 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Description

This book critically analyzes the transformation of educational systems following the breakdown of the Communist regime in the countries of the Visegrád group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) from 1989 until the present. The authors examine what changes have occurred, why the current shape of educational system is as it is today, as well as why in some areas certain changes did not appear. While all four countries instituted large-scale societal and educational changes in 1989 and in similar positions at the time, there have been various similarities and differences across their developments in curriculum, evaluation, teachers, educational management and administration, and school autonomy. The authors not only analyze each country individually but also offer a thorough comparative analysis across all four countries. This book will be a necessary addition to scholars and students in International Education and Educational Change as well as those studying Post-Soviet societies.

Contents

Introduction

PART I. Educational Change and Educational Transformation: A Theoretical Perspective

2. Between Continuity and Change: Process of Educational Transformation in Visegrád Countries from European Perspective.

3. Educational Transformation, Transition and Educational Change in Central and Eastern European Countries.

PART II. Educational Transformation: National Case Studies

4. The Educational Transformation of The Czech Republic

5. The Educational Transformation of Hungary

6. The Educational Transformation of Poland

7. The Educational Transformation of Slovakia

PART III. Educational Transformation: Comparison

8. Comparing Educational Transformation in Visegrád Countries

Conclusions

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Author Bio

David Greger is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Research and Development of Education at Charles University in Prague.

Eliška Walterováis President of the Czech Comparative Educational Society and Director of the Institute for Research and Development of Education at Charles University in Prague.

Name: Towards Educational Change: The Transformation of Educational Systems in Post-Communist Countries (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by David Greger, Eliška Walterová. This book critically analyzes the transformation of educational systems following the breakdown of the Communist regime in the countries of the Visegrád group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) from 1989 until the present. The authors...
Categories: International & Comparative Education, Educational Change & School Reform, Education & Development, Education Studies, Education Politics