Mandatory secondary school education: how to get from a good idea to good implementation

    Mandatory secondary school education: how to get from a good idea to good implementation

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    On 10 April 2007, with the enactment of changes in the Law for Secondary School Education, mandatory secondary school education was introduced. This political decision has a strong capacity to initiate reforms to the secondary school system. However it is not and cannot be a goal on its own. The conditions in Republics of Macedonia show that the present performances of the secondary school system are not satisfactory. A comparison with other countries in the region, in the EU and beyond shows that Macedonia is on a lower level concerning the percentage of people who have completed secondary school education and the structure of the secondary schools themselves. The units of local self-government cannot respond to the challenges of implementing mandatory secondary school education on their own. If additional resources and capacities for the local self-government units are not provided, a process of cyclical “re-centralisation” in the area of education may occur. Substantial reforms to secondary school education are required with a greater participation of local self-government and private initiatives from the business sector.

    You can find the full document here: http://idscs/Policy%20Brief-Sredno%20obrazvanie_eng.pdf

     

    Mandatory secondary school education: how to get from a good idea to good implementation

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