National Overview of Educational System in Slovakia. Miroslav Michalko [email protected] Content. Vocational schools in Slovakia ICT in Education Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Problems Future plans – Curricula reform 9/2008. Vocational schools.
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Vocational schools in Slovakia
ICT in Education
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Future plans – Curricula reform 9/2008
secondary professional school (stredná odborná škola) – usually age 16 to 19; usually also prepares for higher education,
secondary vocational school (stredné odborné učilište) – usually age 16 to 19; training center,
'grouped' secondary school (združená stredná škola) – usually age 16 to 19; rare.
Secondary professional schools + professional schools
"public": 191 (74258) state, 35 (3974) private, 6 (1223) church, - (1178) external st. at these schools, 4 (2778) external schools; comprise:
in terms of school type: 81 industrial, 98 economic, 20 agricultural, 3 forestry, 1 librarian, 11 pedagogical, 10 conservatories, and 12 girls's professional schools;
professional schools of the Ministry of Health: 22 (6637) state, 8 (1441) church, - (2693) external st. at these schools
professional schools of other ministries: 3 (1014) state, 1 (715) external school
"Grouped" secondary schools (združené stredné školy):
105 (62772) state,
3 (1310) private,
1 (656) church,
(1248) external st. at these schools;
Secondary vocational schools + vocational schools (stredné odborné učilištia + učilištia):
202 (63886) state,
26 (8433) private,
5 (1206) church,
(3848) external st. at these schools;
Public schools of higher education are the basic case. They are established by law. The vast majority of schools of higher education is of this type. They are financed by the government and possible business activities.
State institutions of higher education are all military, police and medical schools. They are established through the corresponding ministries of the government. They are financed by the government and possible business activities.
Private institutions of higher education are established and financed by non-government institutions, but approved by the Ministry of Education. This type of school is still quite rare.
“superstructure” studies (nadstavbové štúdium): 2 years
4-years school with a maturita
5-years school with a maturita
2-3-years school without a maturita
specially adapted curricula (zvlášť upravené učebné plány, ZUUP): 1-3 years
gradual preparation (stupňovitá príprava): 1-3 years
own business activities
(PC users - 335 000 (62 %))
(PC users - 260 000 (82 %)
(PC users - 147 000 (74 %)
45 000PCs at school
Universities: all of them are connected to SANET (min. 100 MB)
- expensive internet connection
- Internet connection does not bear the parameters required for the future innovative interactive teaching
- only 5% of primary and secondary schools meet such parameters.
Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic – using its institutions:
Maximum number of hours for all topics is set to 33 per week. Ratio to other subjects is for Mathematics 12%, Physics 9% and Chemistry 6%.
Launch of the Slovak National Digital Curriculum into the Slovak educational system in accordance with its content reform.
Increasing of the education quality and preparation of new teachers competence.
Utilisation of Slovak NDC for the public lifelong education
Establishment of deposit for the national digital content Project target group:
Students, Teachers from all school levels, parents, public