Education systems in the region have room for improvement to successfully manage future changes


How global challenges impact on the education systems of Central and Eastern European countries? What policies can help prepare for them?

These were some of the issues discussed at the book launch event organised by the CEU Democracy Institute, which presented a new book, and explored whether the education systems of Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia are prepared for current political, economic, social and environmental trends.

These challenges call for a reconsideration of the goals of education systems, as well as how education systems are governed. Ignoring these trends can further descrease the performance of education systems in the region and eventually impact on economic growth.

The book, based on country studies and comparative analyses, was presented by the authors - Ágota Kende, Balázs Munkácsy, Péter Radó and Ágota Scharle - at a discussion organised in the framework of the "Future Challenges to Education Systems in Central Eastern European Context" (EDUC) research project at CEU.

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