|Attitudes of Czech Inhabitants towards Education and Retraining
The main objective of the project is to identify and characterize the factors influencing the interest of individual social groups in further education and retraining.
The sub-objectives of the research are to analyse the current level of use of educational and retraining courses by individual social groups, to define types of educational and retraining courses in terms of the interest of applicants, to describe and characterise key motives and incentives for the use of educational and retraining courses, to identify barriers to further education, to examine the relationship of the population to further education and the social attractiveness of further education, to specify the educational needs of people over 50 years of age.
Ing. Jana Menšíková
Ing. Mgr. Jiří Remr, Ph.D., MBA
|03/2013 – 02/2015
Education and Retraining
This leaflet identifies the interest of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic in further education or retraining. Furthermore, the use of training and retraining courses and the interest in further education among persons with a completed education is analyzed. Results also express motivations for further education among the Czech population, as well as reasons for lack of interest in further education.
Czech Citizens´ Interest in Taking Training and Requalification Courses
The study identifies the interest in taking training and requalification courses as well as Czech citizens’ preferences when it comes to further education. The analysis focuses primarily on the preferred forms of further education within the individual groups of citizens structured by gender, age, employment and size of municipality of residence.Principal Barriers to further Education among Czech Citizens
The presented results describe the principal barriers to further education among Czech citizens. The analysis also focuses on differences in terms of age, education and profession. The analysis shows that a lack of time is the greatest obstacle.
INVOLVEMENT OF CZECH CITIZENS IN TRAINING AND REQUALIFICATION COURSES
The rate of involvement of Czech citizens in training and requalification courses was determined on the basis of a detailed data analysis. Attention was also focused on the primary purpose for which the respondents took the training or requalification courses (in relation to employment or leisure time) and on the differentiation of respondents by age.
SELECTED INCENTIVES FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
The presented results focus on the primary reasons why Czech citizens pursue further education, in particular in relation to their areas of interest or employment where they want to improve their education. The study also describes the identified differences between Czech citizens based on age and size of the municipality of residence.
MOST FREQUENT BARRIERS TO FURTHER EDUCATION AS SEEN BY CZECH CITIZENS
The results presented in the article point to the most frequently identified barriers to further education, with age differentiation as a by-product of the research. The analysis shows that while younger people are more confident in the efficiency of learning and in using their knowledge in practice, they often face issues such as a lack of time or motivation.
PREFERRED FIELDS OF FURTHER EDUCATION
The article presents the most frequently used training and requalification courses over the last three years. It also focuses on the preferred training and requalification courses. Analysis results show that language and computer courses are the most frequently used courses of further education.