Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

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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

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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

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Czech-Republic:European Perspective

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Czech-Republic:Bibliography

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Responsible Bodies

The ways of quality assurance in the institutions providing adult education depend on the type of individual educational institution. There are three types of adult education provisions:

A/ Adult education programmes provided by basic schools (základní školy), upper secondary schools (střední školy), tertiary professional schools (vyšší odborné školy); adult education provided by basic art schools (základní umělecké školy), language schools authorised to organise state language examinations and by institutions for the further education of pedagogical staff;
B/ Adult education programmes provided by higher education institutions (vysoké školy);
C/ Adult education programmes provided by different types of commercial institutions, various professional associations, non-profit associations and other private subjects.

Ad A/ For the quality assurance in basic schools, upper secondary schools and  tertiary professional schools which offer adult education provisions see the part on Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education and also the section External evaluation of tertiary professional schools, where their accreditation is described.

The body responsible for the evaluation of basic art schools and language schools authorised to organise state language examinations is the Czech School Inspectorate (Česká školní inspekce, ČŠI). Evaluation processes (such as inspection reports, inspection records, thematic reports etc.) are the same as in the case of basic schools or upper secondary schools, see the part on Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education.

As far as the institutions for the further education of education staff concerns the registration into the Schools Register is provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Quality assurance in these institutions is carried out by the National Institute of Further Education (Národní institut pro další vzdělávání, NIDV). Other educational institutions which offer the further education of education staff according to the Act on Education Staff, are accredited and controlled by the Ministry of Education (they are not registered in the School Register). For more details see the part on Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education in the Chapter 9.

Ad B/ For quality assurance of adult education programmes organised by higher education institutions, for example within life-long learning courses, see the section on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

Ad C/ Evaluation of adult education programmes / course provided by private subjects, commercial institutions, various professional associations, non-profit associations and other private organisations is not formally controlled. Moreover, these adult education provisions are not centrally monitored.


Legislation and bibliography:

Education Act

Higher Education Act

Act on Educational Staff


Approaches and Methods for Quality Assurance 

For approaches and methods for quality assurance please see the above the section on "Responsible bodies"

Other evaluation activities

PIAAC
Between 2010 and 2013 the Czech Republic participated in an international survey on knowledge and skills of adults as part of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).  An initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), PIAAC provides a survey of skills in: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. The survey through tests and questionnaires examined adults between the ages 16 and 65. A total of 6,102 respondents participated in the Czech Republic, which was 66% response rate.
The Czech Republic achieved above-average results in numeracy. Both the problem solving in technology-rich environments and reading literacy took the average values.

TALIS
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)´s  Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is the first international survey asking teachers and schools about their working conditions and the learning environments. The survey follows a five-year cycle and covers themes such as initial teacher education and professional development; what sort of appraisal and feedback teachers get; the school climate; school leadership; and teachers’ instructional beliefs and pedagogical practices.

The Czech Republic participated in TALIS for the first time in 2013, for the data collection and its realization is responsible the Czech School Inspectorate (CSI). The National report and the Analytical report from TALIS 2013 are available on the websites of the CSI http://www.csicr.cz/html/TALIS2013-NZ/flipviewerxpress.html, http://www.csicr.cz/html/TALIS2013-AZ/flipviewerxpress.html.

The OECD is now planning for TALIS 2018.