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  Austria - EDUCATION
The federal Ministry for Education is responsible for funding and supervising primary and secondary education, which is administered on the provincial level by the authorities of the respective provinces.
The history of the Austrian education system since World War II may be characterized as an attempt to transform higher education from a traditional entitlement of the upper social classes to an equal opportunity for all social classes.
Furthermore, a second educational path was developed that permitted some students without a diploma from the university-track AHS to enroll in a university.
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 Education in Austria information - Search.com
The Republic of Austria has a free and public school system, and nine years of education are mandatory.
Primary and secondary education is administered on the state level by the authorities of the respective states.
In the Gymnasium (AHS), which, as opposed to vocational schools, focuses on general education, the Matura consists of 3-4 written exams (referred to as Klausurarbeiten, 4-5 hours each) to be taken on consecutive mornings (usually in May) and 3-4 oral exams to be taken on the same half-day one month later (usually in June).
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The Austrian educational system has its roots in the medieval monastic schools that flourished toward the end of the 11th century.
In 1962, Austria's education system was completely reorganized under a comprehensive education law, and compulsory education was extended from eight to nine years.
As of 1999, public expenditure on education was estimated at 6.3% of GDP.
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The four-year elementary school (ages 6 to 10) is followed by secondary education (in either a "Hauptschule" or the lower classes of an "allgemein bildende höhere Schule").
The upper segment of secondary education is covered by a range of school types: "allgemein bildende höhere Schulen" providing a general education with the emphasis either on the arts or on sciences but also vocational schools at various levels.
The education policy currently being implemented is seeking to give schools a wider degree of autonomy.
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 International Higher Education | Number 42 |
Erich Leitner is professor of education and higher education at the University of Klagenfurt and a member of the executive board of the University for Applied Sciences in Carinthia.
In the international context, the higher education system of the Republic of Austria entered the road to institutional differentiation very late (in the 1990s), with the creation of a nonuniversity sector of higher education.
Austrians tend to regard higher education less as an investment in their own professional and life opportunities than as a largely societal activity for which the state is expected to pay.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/Number42/p8_Leitner.htm   (978 words)

 MapZones.com : Austria Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Private schools that offer primary and secondary education and some teacher training are run mainly by the Roman Catholic Church and account for around 11 % of the 6,700 schools and 121,000 teachers.
The basis of the Austrian educational system is the national law that requires school attendance for all youths between the ages of 6 and 15.
Austria’s long tradition of free education dates from the Educational Reform Act of 1774, instituted by Empress Maria Theresa.
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In determining principles of educational policy for the new century, educational administrators consider major trends such as population growth or socio-political changes such as increased individualisation.
Media education and the use of computers and the Internet are part of the major extentions to the school syllabus.
All Austrian education should be seen in relation to the European educational programme entitled SOCRATES II.
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 50 Years for Education p.138
In the countries which have largely solved their illiteracy problems, adult education, in its broadest sense, means helping individuals to be equal to the responsibilities which the growth of democracy has brought to ordinary men and women.
This is why UNESCO, as part of its adult education programme, is seeking to bridge the ten-year gap caused by the war, by calling on adult education workers and leaders from every country in the world — whether a member of UNESCO or not — to meet and exchange their experiences and ideas.
The organization of adult education, its objectives, methods, atmosphere, functional requirements, will demand radical changes in the present formal education system (including the university), traditional school structures being gradually transformed to their image.
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 Filzmaier: Country Report: Civic Education in Austria (jsse)
In Austria a model of CE formally is formally expressed in the principle CE-decree for schools: "Civics education is a prerequisite both for individual development and for the development of society as a whole.
In Austria this point is one of special importance because of its particular definition as a consensus democracy as well as of its political culture partly stamped by subservient spirit and state tradition of civil service mentality.
Deficits of CE in Austria(6) result on the one hand from the assumption that Austria 1938 was exclusively a victim of National Socialist aggression, an assumption that gained acceptance instead of a "perpetrator theory" in 1945.
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 Education in Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Education in Mexico is centralized with curriculum decisions being made at the federal level through the Secretariat of Public Education (Spanish: Secretaría de Educación Pública or SEP).
Educational standards are set by this Ministry at all levels except in autonomous universities chartered by the government (e.g.
The 1917 Constitution provides that education should avoid privileges of religion, and that one religion or its members may not be given preference in education over another.
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Secondary education is divided into lower secondary school, which lasts for four years, and upper secondary school, which lasts for four or five years.
The terms of employment as a professor are "definitive" (tenured), with the exception of the recently introduced category of contract professors whose contracts are limited to a maximum of two five-year periods.
For access to university level studies: Higher education entrance qualifications are declared equivalent according to international agreements, such as the Lisbon Recognition Convention or the European Convention on the Equivalence of Diplomas or unilateral or bilateral agreements with certain European countries.
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 Statistik Austria - Education and culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the year 2005, 274 904 children were being looked after in institutional day nurseries and of these, 16 037 in toddlers’ crèches, 195 176 in kindergartens, 45 384 in after-school care clubs and 18 307 in mixed-age and other institutional establishments.
Throughout Austria, a total of 66.3% of all 3 year olds, 89.8% of all 4 year olds and 91,9% of all 5 year olds attended institutional childcare centres.
With the establishment of Fachhochschule (vocational universities) during the academic year 1994/95, the higher education sector was complemented by highly vocation training centres.
www.statistik.at /englisch/results/population/education_txt1.shtml   (184 words)

 Education in Austria - Austria Schools
Located in the very centre of Europe Austria provides a variety of educational opportunities to international families seeking residence here or moving into the neighbouring new EU membership countries.
Opportunities for bi-lingual education in the upper secondary range are limited to a few Austrian gymnasia.
With a long tradition of outdoors education, superb sports and a rich musical and cultural life, Austria provides a safe and stimulating environment to international families.
www.english-schools.org /austria/education-in-austria.htm   (451 words)

 International Higher Education--11/1
In 1994 Austria joined the European Union, thereby increasing international competition in the higher education area and pressing the state to reduce its budget.
In 1993 the Ministry of Education mandated a reorganization for "its" universities.
Yet another obstacle to higher education reform in Austria is the lack of public policies for the postsecondary area.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News11/text1.html   (1088 words)

 Austria encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Austria's politics and officials, Austria's History
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik ×sterreich), is a landlocked country in central Europe.
Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy consisting of nine federal states and is one of two European countries that have declared permanent neutrality, the other being Switzerland.
Austria is a member of the United Nations (since 1955) and the European Union (since 1995).
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 Todd Buell Wolf Moon Press A Maine Journal of Art and Opinion
Austria, like all of Europe, has recently been swarmed by a large number of immigrants and asylum seekers from Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and Turkey.
Austria, though having abandoned its aristocracy as a condition of the Treaty of Versailles, still proudly clings to a system of titles and formality that originated in the aristocratic era.
In Austria, social class, among citizens, is based on merit but is represented and treated in a manner that is reminiscent of the aristocratic era.
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 Boarding School in Austria
The education system in Austria is essentially uniformly state regulated.
Compulsory education begins in Austria at the age of six and ends after the ninth class.
As a rule parents or legal guardians are responsible for the primary education of their children.
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 AllRefer.com - Austria - Education | Austrian Information Resource
Schools offer a series of vocational- technical and university preparatory tracks involving one to three additional years of education beyond the minimum mandatory level (see table 5, Appendix).
The increased enrollments have overburdened the AHS and created a shortage of students at the Hauptschulen and at vocational-technical schools (see table 6, Appendix).
Between the 1955-56 and 1991-92 academic years, the number of students enrolled in institutions of higher education increased from about 19,000 to more than 200,000 (see table 7, Appendix).
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Depending on their educational objectives - related to specific type of school, curriculum and day to day educational usage - the respective schools deliver a didactic concept concerning the use of notebooks.
Netd@ys Europe 2001 is an initiative of the European Commission to promote the educational use of new media in the areas of youth and culture.
Netd@ys Austria was organised by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture in co-operation with the Ministry for social Security and Generations.
www.visiteuropeonline.com /austria/education.htm   (2552 words)

 Medical education (General) - SCOME Wiki
Medical education is education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a doctor or further training thereafter.
Various teaching methodologies have been utilised in medical education, which is an active area of educational research.
Entry-level medical education programs are tertiary-level courses undertaken at a medical school.
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 Study Abroad, Austria
Austria, a stunning mountainous region of forests and green slopes to glaciers and rocks, is one of Europe's most popular winter sports venues.
The winter sports enthusiast and adventure seeker can indulge in the many outdoor activities, which Austria provides, including the prestigious international ski competitions which the country hosts every year.
From its majestic snow-capped peaks to its year round array of earthly splendor, Austria is a must see for the avid world traveler.
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 Education Austria Europe Regional
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was underscored by its inclusion in a table measuring the level of education.
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One of the objectives of the Info Days was to draw the attention of a large public towards the broad spectrum of adult learning opportunities right before the new cycle of courses to begin in the fall.
Already in the previous years, hundreds of events were put in place by as many education providers all over the country in order to raise the awareness of the role of and need for continuing and lifelong learning for individuals and the society at large - beyond initial education.
Since the issue of continuity has been acknowledged as a very important ingredient for keeping up the momentum of the Info Days, it is foreseen to set up the celebration regularly each September in the coming years.
www.unesco.org /education/uie/InternationalALW/countries/austria.html   (228 words)

 Country Studies - Austria: Education System
The remaining elementary-school graduates-- less than 10 percent--enrolled in the AHS at age eleven.
Artwork at the international sculpture symposium at Lindabrunn in Lower Austria.
In some areas, this trend has been strengthened by the number of children of foreign workers in the compulsory schools.
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 British Council Austria - Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The UK offers a world-renowned education system, with qualifications that can make a real difference to your career.
Then further education (FE) may be for you.
Using methods that are up to date and varied, distance learning can give you a UK education, with its prestige and reputation, but much more cheaply than if you attended a college or university.
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 Austria:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
www.oecd.org/austria is a one-stop-shop for OECD reports and statistics on Austria.
Summary of economic developments and projections for Austria taken from the latest OECD Economic Outlook.
Total health spending accounted for 9.6% of GDP in Austria in 2004, slightly higher than the OECD average of 8.9%.
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 FREE In-depth report - Education - Austria
For this reason, agreement between the ÖVP and the SPÖ; is needed to pass or amend legislation relating to education.
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 bm:ukk - Schools and Education
Development of Education in Austria 2000 - 2003
Development of Education in Austria 1997 - 2000
Education at a Glance - Basic Data of Education in Austria (pdf, 172 KB)
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 Austria Guide: University admission,Proof of german,.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The offered education level is high and respected worldwide.
The main student cities in Austria are Vienna and Graz – you will find all the main faculties there.
As a foreign student you must prove adequate knowledge of the German language in order to study in Austria.
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