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1 Zespół Placówek Edukacyjnych STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM Poland

2 STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM Preschool education:  Kindergartens  Age of entry: 3  Age of exit: 5 or 6 Pre-higher education:  Duration of compulsory education:  Age of entry: 5 or 6  Age of exit: 18 Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

3 Preschool education - Kindergarten  is designed to:  aid child development,  promote personal independence,  instill a sense of confidence in one's self and abilities  develop communication and social skills. Parents may participate in arranging activities. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

4 Since 1999, following a reform of the system of education there are the following types of schools in Poland  6-year primary school  3-year gymnasium  post-gymnasium schools:  3-year specialized lyceum  3-year general lyceum  4-year technical secondary school  2 or 3-year vocational school  2-year complementary lyceum  3-year complementary technical secondary school. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

5 Primary and secondary education  The total number of years of primary and secondary education is 12 or 13. At the end of the secondary education cycle students can take the maturity examination - standardised national secondary school achievement examination, and receive the maturity certificate Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

6  Education in Poland is compulsory until the age of 18. Full-time compulsory education starts during the calendar year in which the child reaches 7 years of age and lasts until the end of the gimnasium - lower secondary school, yet no longer then he/she reaches 18 years of age. Attending of both primary and lower secondary schools is obligatory. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

7 Upon completion of gymnasium compulsory education can be implemented through:  attending of a public or non-public post-gymnasium schoolˇ Participation in classes organised in out-of- school forms in public or non-public institutions with accreditation  participation in classes organised by legal bodies or individual persons with accreditation for running educational activities  vocational training offered by the employer. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

8 Primary Education  The reformed 6-year primary school, introduced in the school year 1999/2000 under the Act of 8 January 1999 on the Implementation of the Education System Reform, is divided into 2 stages:  Stage I covers grades 1,2 and 3, and is called integrated teaching Teaching at this stage is designed to ensure smooth transition from pre-school to school education.  Stage II covers grades 4,5 and 6. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

9 Primary Education  Teaching at this stage is arranged in subjects listed in the outline timetable: Polish language, history and civics, modern foreign language, mathematics, natural science, music, art, technology, computer sciences, physical education, religion or ethics.  In addition to separate subjects, the following "educational paths" have been introduced at this stage: health education, ecological education, reading and media education, education for society, education for family life, cultural heritage of the region, patriotic and civic education  The school head is responsible for the inclusion of these paths in the curricula implemented by particular teachers.  No special test or examination is envisaged between stages 1 and 2. Class composition is based on the age of pupils. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

10 Secondary Education  In the framework of the education system reform in 1999 three-year gymnasia were established as a first (lower) level of the secondary school. Since 2002 upper secondary schools have been operational.  Lower Secondary Education: Gymnasium offers 3- years of full-time general lower secondary education for pupils who completed the reformed 6-year primary school. It is compulsory for all pupils. The gymnasium is targeted at pupils aged 13 to 16 and is considered the last stage (Stage 3) of general compulsory education.  Upper Secondary Education: the age of pupils in upper secondary education is between 16 and 18/19/20 years. The upper secondary education is not divided into cycles. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

11 Secondary Education  Since the school year 2002/03 the following post-gymnasium schools are operational: basic vocational schools, pupils aged 16 to 18/19) - duration 2 to 3 years, the graduates receive a diploma confirming vocational qualifications upon passing of an exam, it is possible to continue education in a 2-year supplementary general lyceum or in a 3-year supplementary technicum.  3- year general secondary schools, pupils aged 16 to 19) which enable pupils to take the Matura exam.  3-year subject oriented secondary schools, pupils aged 16 to 19 - teaching is carried out in the general profiles of vocational training, it enables the pupils to take the Matura exam.  4-year vocational secondary schools, pupils aged 16 to 20 which enable pupils to obtain a vocational qualifications diploma upon passing of an exam, and to take the Matura exam.  2-year supplementary general secondary schools, pupils aged 18/19 to 20/21 for basic vocational schools' leavers which enable pupils to take the Matura exam.  3-year supplementary secondary vocational schools, pupils aged 18/19 to 21/22 for graduates of basic vocational schools which enables pupils to take the Matura exam, as well as to obtain a vocational qualifications diploma upon passing of an exam. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

12 Post-Secondary (non-Tertiary) Education  Post-secondary schools admit graduates of general secondary schools based on a secondary school leaving certificate. Tha age of pupils is between 19 - 20/21.  Post-secondary schools provide courses within the following groups of branches: teacher education, arts, economics and administration, medical studies, technology, agriculture, forestry and fishery, transport and communication, hotel services and computing. The most popular branches include: teacher education, economics, library science, hotel services and computing.  Duration of education depends on a type of occupation and for majority of them is 2- 2,5 years. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

13 Tertiary Education  Following the transformation of the political system in 1990 a major change took place in the higher education system. On the basis of a new law on higher education adopted on the 12th of September 1990 higher education institutions were granted institutional autonomy, freedom in teaching and research and internal self- governance was developed.  A school of higher education can offer uniform Master degree studies, higher vocational studies as well as supplementary Master degree studies. It can also offer postgraduate courses, PhD studies, as well as special studies and courses.  The following types of higher education institutions may be distinguished in the Polish system (including non-state institutions): universities technical universities agricultural schools schools of economics, teacher education schools medical academies maritime schools, academies of physical education, schools of arts school of theology, non-state schools of higher education. Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

14 Types of higher education institutions:  Uniwersytety (University)  Politechniki (Technical University)  Akademie Medyczne (Academy of Medicine)  Akademie Pedagogiczne (Teacher Training Academy)  Akademie Rolnicze (Academy of Agriculture)  Akademie Ekonomiczne (Academy of Economics)  Akademie Muzyczne, Sztuk Pięknych,Teatralne i Filmowe (Academy of Music, Fine Arts,Theatre,and Cinematography)  Wyższe Szkoły Pedagogiczne (Teacher Training School)  Akademie Wychowania Fizycznego (Academy of Physical Education)  Akademie Teologiczne (Academy of Theology)  Szkoły Morskie (Merchant Navy School)  Szkoły Wojskowe (Military School)  Schools supervised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration  Państwowe Wyższe Szkoły Zawodowe (State School of Higher Professional Education)  Niepaństwowe Szkoły Wyższe (Non-State School)  Niepaństwowe Wyższe Szkoły Zawodowe (Non-State School of Higher Professional Education) Poland Zespol Placowek Edukacyjnych

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