HUNGARY - OFI

Oktatáskutató és Fejlesztõ Intézet - OFI
Szobránc utca 6-8
H -  1143 Budapest
www.ofi.hu

CIDREE representative:
Mr Imre Sipos
sipos.imre(at)ofi.hu
Phone +36 1 235 7200
Fax +36 1 235 72 02

CIDREE National Coordinator:
Ms Lucia Kákonyi
lucia.kakonyi(at)ofi.hu
Phone +36 1 235 7255
Mobile +36 30 723-8290
Fax +36 1 235 72 02

Institutional size: 63

Key functions

  • research, development and professional services in the field of school education
  • assistance in making professionally well-founded decisions
  • assistance in improving school teaching and learning
  • assistance in strengthening the innovative ability of education
  • assistance in integrating Hungarian education policy into the European educational policy environment.

Objectives of research and development

  • to continuously renew Hungarian public education
  • to assist in the adaptation of education to current professional and social requirements
  • to support the decision-making process in educational matters
  • to accumulate and spread knowledge concerning public education and its social environment
  • to find new solutions in actual pedagogy as well as educational policymaking
  • to develop and distribute modern programmes that may result in an increased efficiency of education
  • to contribute to the improving quality of education
  • to explore social expectations concerning the content of public education
  • to develop content requirements, analyse their fulfilment and carry on research thereof
  • to promote international contacts of Hungarian public education
  • to perform research in public education and related areas that support mid- and long-term governmental planning and decision-making in the field of public education as well as SWOT analyses. Research activities involve other interdisciplinary and pedagogical research and analysis serving as the foundation of developing public education as well as supporting the Minister of Education in performing his legal obligations
  • to improve education by making partnerships not only with national institutes of education, but with all players - such as private enterprises offering educational services, local governments and churches.

Educational sectors/areas covered

  • Pre-school, primary and secondary education
  • Lifelong learning and adult education
  • Special needs education
  • Education of the Roma minority
  • Equal chances programmes

Current educational priorities/projects

  • [dot]educational policy analyses
  • monitoring educational processes, macro-level analyses of school life
  • observation – continuous follow-up of the system of subjects leading up to systemic development
  • developing programs for the development of key competencies especially in primary education
  • developing programs for eco-conscious education and sustainable development
  • developing programs for education through art (music, visual art)
  • developing programs for educating children to become conscious media consumers
  • developing programs for educating those at risk
  • the use of ICT in various school activities
  • modernisation of the content and methods of school education and adult education
  • development of programmes that support certain school subjects and cultural domains
  • development of the content and methodology of out-of-class teaching
  • provision of professional assistance to teachers, e.g. by developing and organising in-service teacher training programmes and by contributing to the in-service training of school management
  • distribution of the results of research and development activities by issuing a monthly journal and books as well as by electronic communication
  • building and maintaining international contacts[dot]
  • to develop various databases of OECD
  • provision of statistical data on Hungarian education
  • membership of CIDREE.