Institute for the Research and Development of Education
Levels of education
Non-formal and informal learning
Geographical scope of expertise
Access to high quality education for all
Funding and governance of education and training
Content of education and training curricula, development of key competences
Vulnerable groups in education and training, ensuring inclusion and non-discrimination
Disability/special needs, inclusive education
Education and migration
Early school leaving, participation in education and training
Parental and stakeholders’ engagement, whole-school approach
Monitoring for equity and quality in education and training
Education and training of professional workforce
Active citizenship and identity in education
Transitions, mobility and cross-border cooperation
Innovation and equity in education
Straková, J., Simonová, J., Greger, D. (2018). Improving mathematics results: does teachers’ academic optimism matter? A study of lower secondary schools. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 29, 3, 446-463.
Straková, J., Greger, D., Soukup, P. (2017). ‘Factors affecting the transition of fifth graders to the academic track in the Czech Republic’, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 26, 2, 288-309.
Münich, D., Matějů, P., Straková, J., Smith, M., L. (2016). ‘Structural embeddedness of students’ professional expectations: the Czech Republic and Taiwan in comparative perspective’. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, DOI: 10.10 80/03057925.2017.1377059.
Ivatts, A., Čada, K., Felcmanová, L., Greger, D., Straková, J. (2015). Special Report on Roma Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care. Czech Republic, Praha: OSF.
Straková, J., Simonová, J. (2015). ‘Beliefs of Czech Teachers as a Prerequisite for Effective Teaching’, Studia paedagogica, 4/20, 53-70.
Straková, J. (2015). ‘Strong vocational education – a safe way to the labour market? A case study of the Czech Republic’, Educational Research, 57, 2, 168-181.
Straková, J., Simonová, J., Polechová, J. (2011). Overcoming School Failure. Background report for the Czech Republic. Praha: ÚIV, 2011.
Straková, J. (2010). ‘Development of achievement disparities in Czech primary and secondary education’, Journal for Educational Research Online/ Journal für Bildungsforschung Online, 2, 1, 53-71.
Straková, J. (2010). ‘Monitoring Educational Inequalities in the Czech Republic: Resources, Data and Findings’, p. 139-158 in Best, H. & Wenninger, A. (eds): Landmark 1989. Central and Eastern European societies twenty years after system change. Berlin: LIT Verlag.