Knowledge or Degree? – Insight of the Czech Republic

Jiří Mach, Ivana Boháčková, Richard Selby
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This paper deals with selected problems of tertiary education in the Czech Republic. The authors believe that there is no link between the supply of graduates and the demand for these graduates by employers in the Czech Republic. They also believe the current trend is for an increase in the number of students, resulting in a corresponding permanent reduction in quality in terms of the appropriateness of knowledge and skills for the labour market. Although attention is being paid to the quality
more » ... aid to the quality of teaching at universities, less attention is being given to the students' own motivation to study. There are also problems associated with State policies in education, financing of universities, etc. In this context, the authors' focus is on a description and analysis of these, and other associated problems, and this paper is an attempt to identify the reasons for these and the answers to some of the questions which arise. This general analysis is supplemented by an analysis of study results together with the authors' teaching experiences at
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.722 fatcat:vrdqahdftfeu3mbe55xmsi2coe