On the occasion of the International Day of High School Students (17th November), the Union of High School Students of Serbia publicly presented a report on education during the school year 2020/21 from their point of view.
This is the only research, the first of its kind in Serbia, which focuses on students’ attitudes and ideas in the educational process during the school year, with a special focus on education during the pandemic.
The presentation was intended for all interested pupils, students, teachers, representatives of youth associations and everybody who works with young people, as well as all interested citizens. The report offers a unique perspective on how the educational process reflects on students and what needs to be done to improve their position.
The research was conducted from July to August 2021 and qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques were used.
Some of the main findings of the research are the following: students rated their satisfaction with the high school curriculum during the previous year with an average rating of 2.8, on a scale of 1 to 5.
Almost three quarters (72.6%) of the respondents have technical equipment for participating in online classes, while 48.3% of the students from minority groups do not have the equipment at all. When asked what is the most important thing to change education for the better, students said the need to have three final grades per semester instead of four (26.8%) and to permanently reduce the lengths of classes from 45 to 35 minutes.
You can view the full report at www.srednjoskolci.org.rs .
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