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Czech-Republic:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

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Czech-Republic:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

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Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

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Czech-Republic:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

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Czech-Republic:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Management and Other Education Staff

Czech-Republic:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

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Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Educational Support and Guidance

Czech-Republic:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Czech-Republic:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Czech-Republic:Mobility and Internationalisation

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Czech-Republic:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in School Education

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Czech-Republic:European Perspective

Czech-Republic:Legislation

Czech-Republic:Institutions

Czech-Republic:Bibliography

Czech-Republic:Glossary

Mobility and exchanges of pupils, students and educational or academic staff is organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, which is the main guarantor of international activities in the education sector, individual schools at all levels, and people’s individual initiatives cannot be ignored.


Pupil and Student Mobility

 
Mobility and Exchange of Pupils/Students

Basic schools (základní školy) and upper secondary schools (classes) (střední školy) organise exchange visits abroad, as a rule on the basis of their own initiative and contacts. Costs are usually covered from financial contributions by parents of both parties, from school budgets and from contributions of various foundations or donations. Excursions of pupils of basic and upper secondary schools are regulated by the rule of the minister of education, youth and sports on the safety and health protection. Basic schools and upper secondary schools have participated actively and continue to participate in the international European programmes Comenius, Label and eTwinning within the Lifelong Learning Programme.

 
Recognition of Education and Qualifications

Rules for the recognition of education and qualifications acquired abroad at the level of basic, secondary and tertiary professional education are subject to the Education Act No. 561/2004 and regulation (No. 12/2005), rules for the recognition of education and qualifications acquired at the higher education level are subject to the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998, Coll.

A shool-leaver from a foreign school who holds a document certifying that he/she has achieved basic, secondary or tertiary professional education (a foreign school report) may request the Regional Authority for the applicant’s place of residence to issue a certificate of recognition of the equality of the foreign school report. Where the Czech Republic is bound by an international agreement on recognising the equality of certificates of education with the country where the foreign school has been established and registered, the Regional Authority issues a certificate recognising the equality of a foreign school report. If the Czech Republic is not bound by such an international agreement, the Regional Authority decides on the recognition of education upon the submission of the original foreign school report or an officially verified copy. An officially verified translation of the documents into the Czech language must be attached to the application. In the event of a certificate of education issued in the Slovak language its translation into the Czech language is not required.

If a foreign school report does not demonstrate the content and scope of subject taught, the applicant must also submit the framework content of the area in which he/she has achieved his/her education. If the Regional Authority, within the procedure of recognition of education, finds out that the content and scope of education at foreign school differs substantially from the similar framework education programme in the Czech Republic, it rejects the application. If the content and scope of education at the foreign school differs only partially or the applicant does not satisfy other requirements stipulated in the law, the Regional Authority orders a recognition of education examination. The Regional Authority will also reject an application for recognition of education if the applicant fails the recognition of education examination. An applicant who is not a Czech national does not take recognition of education examination in the Czech language and literature. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports decides on the recognition of education with regard to a foreign school report issued by a foreign school with an education programme which is carried out with the agreement of the Ministry.


Teacher Mobility

Foreign language teachers make considerable use of the Comenius programme, which is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme. Through the Council of Europe, teachers take part in short-term study visits within the in-service training programme for educational staff (PESTALOZZI) and also in seminars organized by member states of the Council of Europe. The Centre for International Services provides further information.

Since 2008 the Visegrad Fund offers a programme, The Visegrad University Studies Grant. Its aim is to support the development and launching of outstanding university courses or study programmes that deal with specific phenomena explicitly related to the Visegrád Group countries. Any public or private university in the world is eligible for the Grant. The course/programme is expected to secure for each semester of its enrolment at least two relevant guest lecturers from two countries of the Visegrad Group (different from that of the applicant).

English language lectors work at Czech basic schools (základní školy) and upper secondary schools (střední školy). These positions are filled by experienced teachers engaged for the entire school year, or in exceptional circumstances for a half a year. Their stay is organised by the Academic Information Agency. The Agency provides schools with a list of teachers who are interested in teaching English in the Czech Republic and sends applicants a list of schools that require an English teacher. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the applicants, although schools can help them. Lectors are paid in Czech currency. Up-to-date information is available on the website of the Centre for International Services.      

Part of the care for Czech communities abroad is a programme allowing them to study the Czech language at public higher education institutions in the Czech Republic, which also sends Czech teachers to Czech communities abroad.

The Czech language and literature is taught mainly at universities, at workplaces of Slavonic philology of faculties of philosophy. Lectors of Czech language and literature are sent abroad usually on the basis of bilateral agreements, and in exceptional circumstances also teachers of the Czech language and literature (e.g. priority policy interest). In 2013/14, lectors of Czech language and literature worked at 47 universities in 25 countries. More details can be found on the website of the Centre for International Services.