Foro de Educación (Jul 2016)

The Highs and Lows of Reform. The Divergent Development of Public Education and Teacher Training in Hungary

  • János Ugrai

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 21
pp. 39 – 57


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The present theoretical study provides an overview of the somewhat hectic changes in Hungarian public education and, relatedly, teacher training in the past two and a half decades. The dynamic of harmony and disharmony that these changes are characterised by has created a rather quaint situation in educational policies. As a result, the trends that prevail in the Hungarian education system are some of the most distinctively atypical ones in the whole of Europe today, while higher education, including teacher training, is undergoing significant functional changes, which are relatively new in the international context as well.