Posts Categorized: Education

Roma Children Kept Separate, and Unequal

International Herald Tribune Roma students in the Czech Republic are still routinely put at a disadvantage because of their placement in either segregated schools or school for children with learning disabilities, despite criticism from rights groups and a 2007 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that called the situation discriminatory. A disproportionate number of Roma… Read more »

In Prague, a nursery school without walls

Christian Science Monitor A Prague nursery school takes outdoor education to a new level as the first “forest nursery school” in the country, where classes are entirely outside. It’s a bright and blustery day as the students attending Semínko nursery school in Prague, Czech Republic, arrive. But no one is going inside, and there’s no field trip… Read more »

Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia Aim to Raise Their Higher Education Profile

New York Times Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348. Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, has been around since 1364, while Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest has been operating since 1635. But after 40 years of communism, the educational systems of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have fallen behind those of their Western… Read more »

University Students Dig on Diplomacy

The Prague Post Lecture series brings Foreign Service professionals into the classroom As the proverb goes, experience is the best teacher, but second best is probably being taught by someone with plenty of real world experience. For students studying international relations and diplomacy at Anglo-American University (AAU), a special program puts them up close and… Read more »

Cultivating a Dream

The Prague Post A student-built garden in Valtice was a labor of love How does your garden grow? For the new Tiree Chmelar Herb Garden next to the Valtice Chateau in south Moravia, with a lot of history and love. Designed and built by students from the Lednice Mendel University of Horticulture, the garden wasn’t… Read more »

Architecture school from the ground up

The Prague Post New institute offers degrees in English and stronger emphasis topics like city planning and monument upkeep For students who dream of high-rises and well-planned cities, a new private school in Prague may be the blueprint. The Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) plans to open its doors this October, offering bachelor’s degrees in… Read more »

Company kinder care

The Prague Post Employers, workers see advantages of company-subsidized child care Working moms and dads often find the demands of career and parenthood almost incompatible, and more and more employers are realizing that subsidized, onsite child care is not only an attractive benefit for employees, but also a way to keep productivity high, as workers… Read more »

Cooperating for a swift recovery

The Prague Post Academics and businesspeople hope to find common ground at Brno forum The economic crisis has led many organizations to re-examine their priorities, and universities are no exception. As the crisis slowly comes to a close, how can businesses and universities work together to shift successfully to recovery? A European Union University-Business Forum… Read more »

Fair schools are awarded certificates

The Prague Post Schools with special-needs students recognized A new program designed by the League of Human Rights aims to make Czech schools a fair place for everyone, including students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and those who come from socially disadvantaged communities. The organization has begun awarding certificates to schools that meet strict criteria… Read more »

Creating a ‘moveable’ masterpiece

The Prague Post Community art project brings students together “It is sort of an art bike path of friendship.” That’s how Taťána Altová, an art education and French teacher at Děčín High School in north Bohemia, describes a recent community art project done by her students and kids from across the border in Pirna, Germany…. Read more »