Dviganje kakovosti in zagotavljanje enakih možnosti dijakom v srednjem strokovnem
Slovene schooling system follows the European education systems which have proved
successful. It develops the holistic approach and widens the level of individual
help to pupils with special needs. The importance of lifelong learning driving up
standards of teaching and learning in order to enhance pupils’ achievement continues
to be an important policy issue in Great Britain as well as in Slovenia.
Self evaluation system in Great Britain is transparent and unified for all schools.
It follows their students’ achievement in higher education and further in their career.
However, according to our law it is not possible.
It is believed that the new system has brought considerable improvement compared
to the former, on inspection based situation. Yet, some may feel it is a rather cumbersome
tool to operate. As a result of the focus that teachers should display and achieve
targets, the progress of pupils is monitored constantly. There is a low adult/pupil
ratio in most school activities (teaching assistants). Hopefully, our system will
proceed in the same way.
Considerable efforts have been made to raise standards and quality in Slovenian education.
The headmaster validates teachers and is expected to know their school thoroughly.
Schools are bound to national final testing, and prepare students for final exams.
Thus teachers take responsibility and risks, and develop themselves as professionals
in additional education programmes for teaching staff. The achieved added value of
students is then compared and stimulates quality enhancement. A team of qualified
staff is available to work with schools experiencing difficulties. Schools should
create grounds for sound self-evaluation system and develop pupils’ responsibility.