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Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

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Overview Slovakia

Contents

Slovakia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Slovakia:Historical Development

Slovakia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Slovakia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Slovakia:Political and Economic Situation

Slovakia:Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Slovakia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Slovakia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Slovakia:Organisation of Private Education

Slovakia:National Qualifications Framework

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Slovakia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Funding in Education

Slovakia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Slovakia:Higher Education Funding

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Slovakia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Slovakia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Higher Education

Slovakia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Slovakia:First Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Bachelor

Slovakia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Slovakia:Second Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Slovakia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Slovakia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Slovakia:Main Providers

Slovakia:Main Types of Provision

Slovakia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Slovakia:Teachers and Education Staff

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Management and Other Education Staff

Slovakia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Slovakia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Quality Assurance

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Educational Support and Guidance

Slovakia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Slovakia:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Slovakia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Slovakia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Higher Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Slovakia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Slovakia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:National Reforms in School Education

Slovakia:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Slovakia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Slovakia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Slovakia:European Perspective

Slovakia:Legislation

Slovakia:Institutions

Slovakia:Glossary

Definition of target groups 

Support measures in adult education focus mostly on 

  • the long-term unemployed, 
  • foreigners,
  • socially excluded communities, 
  • people with special educational needs,
  • various vulnerable target groups (senior citizens, people at risk of or subject to gender-based or domestic violence, ...)

Definition of these target groups is based particularly on documents approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic such as: 

  1. National programme for active aging for 2014-2020 (svk)-  for the target group of older adults 
  2. Integration policy of the Slovak Republic(svk) – in the area of  integration of foreigners
  3. National action plan for the prevention and elimination of violence against women for 2014-2019 (svk) etc.

The part dealing with education and further education is usually the key part of these documents.

Immigrants and foreign nationals comprise a specific group. In their case, measures in education focus particularly on national language learning. 


Specific support measures 

Slovak language teaching

Teaching of Slovak as a foreign language to foreigners is not provided automatically in the Slovak Republic. Currently, there are several possibilities how to start learning Slovak language. The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic runs a project entitled Slovak as a foreign language (hereinafter only SasFL) in compliance with The Concept of Slovak Republic State Policy Concerning Slovak Citizens Living Abroad up to 2015 (svk).

Studia Academica Slovaca – centre for Slovak as a foreign language (SAS) (svk) is a specialised workplace of the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University (FFUK) in Bratislava. 

Centre’s objectives include:

  • Education of foreigners interested in Slovak language and culture, 
  • Promotion of Slovak science, culture and arts abroad, 
  • Coordination and performance of the research of Slovak as a foreign language, 
  • Work on international and domestic science-research projects 

Editorial activity focusing on creation and publishing of scientific slovakist publications and student’s books of Slovak as a foreign language. 
In addition, as an expert centre for Slovak as a foreign language, SAS participates in professional and methodical training of Slovak as a foreign language teachers working at foreign universities. The cooperation between language departments and foreign slovakists resulted in the creation of slovakistic database abroad. 

The programme is organised by the Centre for Slovak as a foreign language – SAS at Comenius University (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Slovak literature and literary science) in Bratislava. It is fully funded by the Ministry of Education. SAS centre’s long-term objective to work in the area of further education of SasFL teachers resulted in the creation of the concept and content of a two-term course entitled ‘Didactics of Slovak as a Foreign Language’ accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. 


The unemployed and other defined target groups.

Requalification is an active labour market policy tool and it enables people to acquire qualification for a new position or to keep their current work position. Registered job applicants are provided requalification in the form of further education from public sources. In order to be provided financial support, the education applied for must be assessed with regard to the applicant’s career development.

Support can be also provided through Offices of Labour to employers who pay for their employees’ requalification education.

Education of narrowly defined target groups in areas considered key at the present is arranged according to the needs of society. Some examples include educational activities of the Coordination methodical centre for gender-based and domestic violence or support of education in financial literacy for older adults and senior citizens at the universities of the third age.