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International Journal of Educational Research and Development

International Journal of Educational Research and Development Vol. 6(1), pp. 001-003, June 2017 ISSN 2327-316X ©2017 Academe Research Journals


Short Communication

The chances of performance in Romanian education in  future years 2014-2021

Ioana Calinescu* and Elena Madalina Dedu

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author. E-mail: ioana.calinescu@yahoo.com.

Accepted 12 June, 2017


The Congress of Education from 14 to 15 June, 2013 marked the direct confirmation of Romania's intentions to approach the European standard at which it aims to achieve in 2020. The Ministry of National Education assumes ambitious goals in order to achieve the strategic European targets, with a lag of maximum two percent for criteria, such as: the rate of leaving early the educational cycle for young children over 14 years, the rate of enrollment under 5-6 years in preschools, the percentage of young people up to 34 years old who attend a tertiary education or people involved in the process of self-education or continuing education and last but not least, the quality of education,  methodologically assessed at age of 15. The achievement of these objectives can meet some big obstacles revealed by some trends resulting from the analysis data provided in the Congress of Education. We mention that there are only positions of strategic targets which still ranks with Bulgaria on the last places in Europe and overcoming this handicap would require efforts and institutional materials that are not covered in our social and economic conditions. Also noteworthy are strategic targets that can be reached in real terms and we refer, for example, to the increasing coefficient of young tertiary education graduates, although the number of those who get the Baccalaureate remains low. Overlapping European strategic objectives for 2020 with Romanian ones is also jeopardized by the manifestation of unfavorable phenomena that are not specific:  high rates of school abandonment, large educational potential differences between rural and urban areas, the resilience of traditions and outdated and unproductive concepts, the background of the economic crisis and the drop in the gross birth rate and the exodus of the skilled labor force to the more developed countries. Under these conditions, in the hope of deviating Romanian education towards a system of forms without a fund, the article concludes with the necessity of rethinking programmable targets and objectives by the end of this decade to pursue pragmatic goals easier to achieve. And this also depends on finding concrete resources.

Key words: Education, educational reform, education system, strategic targets.