February 2015

27 February 2015

Parents’ rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art. 26 Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be […]

27 February 2015

Diversification of PISA survey results – lower secondary schools in Poland provide equal opportunities

Poland is one of OECD countries which managed to considerably improve students’ results in years 2000-2009 and at the same time to significantly reduce differences between results achieved in various schools, that is to equalise educational opportunities of students. Smaller differences between results of various schools can be linked to the education system reform of 1999. Introduction […]

27 February 2015

Skills of ten-year-olds – PIRLS and TIMSS 2011 surveys

On 11 December 2012, results of PIRLS1 and TIMSS2 international surveys were published. The surveys testing competences of younger students of primary schools were conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Apart from the PISA survey carried out by OECD which is addressed to 15-year-olds, PIRLS and TIMSS surveys are the main […]

27 February 2015

Success of Polish lower secondary school students. Global results from PISA 2012 survey

Polish students are among the best in the European Union for the first time. They have improved their results in all three competence fields tested: mathematics, science, reading and interpreting. What is more, the results are significantly better in the group of both the best and the worst students. Results of Polish students were below the […]

27 February 2015

Key to educational success

Poland recorded a drastic improvement of the education level in the last decade – announced The Economist, referring to a book written by Amanda Ripley “The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got That Way”. Ripley placed Poland among countries which provide the best education for their children. It took the reporter of the Time magazine […]

27 February 2015

Poland according to OECD and BBC – strong performers and successful reformers in education

The Ministry of National Education recommends getting acquainted with the movie: Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education produced by Pearson Foundation in 2010. Poland is one of ten countries worldwide which were subject to a thorough analysis of OECD. The analysis is described in the report and presented in movies about education systems of these […]

27 February 2015

European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN)

European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) was established in 2007 within and from funds of the “Lifelong Learning” programme as operation continuation of an Expert Group on lifelong guidance created by the European Commission in 2002.The idea to create the Network was presented during the conference “Building the stepping stones. Conference on lifelong guidance policies and systems” organised by the Institute for Educational Research […]

27 February 2015

Education in the EU

In the European Union, it is assumed that education (including training) is indispensable for development of the today’s society and the knowledge-based economy. Through integration of training into the educational framework, education is perceived in its wider sense – it is not limited to education at schools and higher education institutions only, but it also includes all […]

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