Changes in the Hungarian School System of VET 2004–2019 Cover Image

Változások a hazai szakképzésben 2004–2019
Changes in the Hungarian School System of VET 2004–2019

Author(s): Zoltán Györgyi
Subject(s): Vocational Education
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: centralisation in education; secondary education; vocational training; vocational training in the workplace; compulsory education; early school leaving

Summary/Abstract: The study analyzes the vocational secondary education in Hungary since 2004 through policy objectives and governmental interventions. It discusses the policy objectives and tools in both periods of it. It points out that the real processes of secondary vocational training has often overridden policy objectives. During the first period, characterized by decentralized education governance, there was progress in reducing early school leaving and increasing the number of vocational school students trained in the workplaces. Subsequent policy focused on adapting vocational education to the needs of the economy, but the centralized education management did not take the social aspects of learning, so many pupils rather chose gymnasium instead of both programs of vocational education.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Hungarian