EDUCATIONAL OFFER TO THE YOUTH IN THE LUBUSKIE PROVINCE
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The article presents data concerning educational offers of schools in Poland and in the Lubuskie province. In 1992 in Poland a reform of the education system began. They ended with a secondary school-leaving examination. Now primary school lasts 6 years, then there are 3 years of lower secondary school, then 3 years of high school or 4 years of technical college. In the 1970s and 1980s, 60 % of pupils after elementary school attended vocational schools and 40 % of them chose schools which ended with an exam. Only 10 % of young people began studying. Now all pupils attend primary schools and lower secondary schools. Then, 13 % of pupils go to vocational schools, the same number to specialized secondary schools which prepare pupils for work, 30 % choose technical colleges and 30 % secondary schools which offer general education. Most of primary, lower secondary and high schools in Poland are public. Only 5 % of primary schools, 10 % of lower secondary schools and technical colleges and 18 % of secondary schools (with general education) are charter (or better community) and private schools. There are more private schools after secondary schools and at higher levels. Among them there are 64 % of colleges and 70 % of higher level schools. But in these schools there are only 50 % of young people, the rest of them study at state schools and universities.
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