The Sector for Development and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has organized a meeting of Ministry employees with the researchers from the call Creating Educational Policies based on Evidence and Survey Results, presenting the first findings of the survey. This call was implemented through the cooperation of the Ministry and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as part of the Programme for Creating Educational Policies based on Evidence and Survey Results.
Speaking at the opening of the event, Assistant Minister for Development and Higher Education, Prof. Dr Vesna Mandić, emphasized the importance of cooperation between decision makers and the scientific community and the need for continuity of research into relevant themes and founding educational policy on empirical findings. Ministry employees have provided recommendations for the improvement of existing papers and further directions for research.
Five topics have been selected within the call, representing current issues in education in the Republic of Serbia, and the focus of the analyses is on data collected by the Ministry:
- Analysis of the impact of available educational profiles and the geographic distribution of schools on the professional orientation of 8th grade students – project applicant Lazar Živković
- Characteristics of the teaching staff in the educational system of Serbia: Analysis of the amount of salary, gender representation and age of teachers by educational level – project applicant Nemanja Vuksanović
- Analysis of the professional education, monthly salary, age and gender representation of teaching staff by workplace in primary and secondary education – project applicant Tatjana Skočajić
- Analyses of combined classes and their feasibility; child drop-out from combined classes in 5th grade during transition to their school of origin – project applicants Bojana Đurđević, Anđelka Janić and Marko Kovačević
- Improvement of the quality of inclusive education based on open data – project applicants Olja Jovanović, Slaven Bogdanović, Ljiljana Plazinić and Ana Vušurović
The surveys were started in August last year, and the first reports are expected in late April. The results of the surveys will be presented to the general public.