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
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.
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
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.