Annex 2 to Ministry of Education Decree ........./2000. ( )
AUTHORISATION PROCEDURES Part I.
ISSUE OF APPLICATION PERMIT
The Examination Centre decides to issue Application Permits considering the proposal of the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee issues such proposals within ninety days of the receipt of applications.
The National Public Education Council is tasked with
developing the terms of reference for expert opinions and approval;
specifying the general rules regarding the size and composition of the Curriculum Committee.
The members of the Curriculum Committee are invited to participate in the work of the committee by the Minister of Education.
Permit Applications must include the following:
description of educational system, in particular
the submitted curriculum programme or the course syllabus;
list of qualifications and physical conditions needed for implementation;
the objective, tasks, syllabus, content and requirements of the curriculum programme or course;
the description of the main methods and tools of student performance control and assessment;
a list of required coursebooks and other books.
The following must be attached to the Permit Application:
the position of the concerned national level minority self-government, if the curriculum or course contributes to the education of national / ethnic minorities;
the position of the ministry managed by the minister responsible for the qualification concerned, in case of vocational preparation, vocational introduction or career guidance subjects;
certificate of the payment of fee;
The Curriculum Committee obtains at least two expert opinions before issuing a proposal. In case of minority provision the National Minority Committee must be consulted, and the consent of the concerned national level self-government must also be obtained. A further condition is that one of the experts must be a person with experience in minority provision. The costs of employing experts must be covered from the fee charged for the procedure.
The Curriculum Committee forwards the application for approval by the Curriculum Committee and the issue of the Application Permit together with its proposal in favour or against the application to the Examination Centre.
The Curriculum Committee may decide to approve the curriculum or course and issue the Application Permit on certain stipulations. The call for the fulfilment of such requirements must in all cases be justified, and a reasonable deadline must be specified. The deadline may be extended upon request. This deadline is an extension to the deadline specified in Section 1 (a). If the proposed amendments are undertaken, the Curriculum Committee shall review the amended curriculum when the amendments have been made, without having to file a new application. If an applicant fails to submit a new application in line with the stipulations of the Curriculum Committee by the extended deadline, the Curriculum Committee shall propose the rejection of the application by the Examination Centre.
In case of receiving a proposal in support of the application, the head of the Examination centre reviews the submitted documents to confirm if the proposal of the Curriculum Committee was prepared and made in line with the provisions of the applicable degree in terms of form and content, issues a decision concerning the Application Permit, and makes sure the curriculum is added to the curriculum register. In case of any fault or deficiency, the documentation of the submitted proposal must be returned to the Curriculum Committee for correction or amendment.
If the Curriculum Committee rejects the application in its proposal, the Examination Centre shall inform the applicant thereof within thirty days of the receipt of the proposal. The applicant may have a look at the expert opinions and the proposal of the Curriculum Committee, and a copy thereof must be delivered to applicant upon request. The Applicant may comment on the proposal of the Curriculum Committee and the expert opinions within fifteen days, and such comments must be sent to the Examination Centre. On the basis of this, the head of the Examination Centre may decide to issue or reject the application. The Centre may require the Curriculum Committee to repeat the review of the application by using different experts in the process.
The approval of a curriculum or course which otherwise complies with the provisions of this Decree may not be rejected on grounds that it contains knowledge implying ideological commitment, however it must be stipulated in the permit that application in provision sponsored by the state or a local government is not allowed.
The decision on the issue of the Application permit must include which types of schools may apply the curriculum or course, as well as the operational conditions which must be ensured before application. The document must also specify the possible date of introduction, and, if applicable, the subjects which can be taken into account for the purpose of examination of basic education or secondary school leaving examination on the basis of the curriculum.
ISSUE OF INTRODUCTION PERMIT
For the application of a curriculum with an Application Permit, the institution wishing to apply the curriculum must submit an application for an Introduction Permit to the Examination Centre. Applications for Introduction permit must include the following:
the name and head office of the institution and the name of the head of the institution which wishes to apply the curriculum or course;
the serial number of the Application Permit pertaining to the curriculum or course the institution wish to apply, and the educational programme of the school;
a list of the educational background, qualification and degree held by the staff who are to teach the course;
a list of the available physical conditions (rooms, training facilities, equipment, services, etc.)
The following must be attached to the application:
a statement by the sponsor on the approval of the curriculum and commitment to cover possible extra costs;
a statement issued by the notary of the county (capital) on the fact that the application of the curriculum will not jeopardise the performance of tasks related to compulsory schooling in the area concerned;
the consent of the ministry responsible for vocational training, if the applicant is a vocational secondary schools and trade schools;
in case of minority provision in mother tongue or bilingual provision with a regional or national catchment area, a statement issued by the national level minority self-government concerned;
the consent of the local minority self-government, if the applicant is a school participating in national / ethnic minority provision
certificate of the payment of fee charged for the procedure;
the charter of the school;
the consent of the author of the curriculum / course to the introduction of the curriculum in the institution concerned.
The Examination centre checks whether the application complies with the applicable rules, and examines whether the applicant institution is able to ensure the conditions required for the introduction of the curriculum to be applied. Decisions are issued on the basis of this.
WITHDRAWAL OF PERMITS
The Examination Centre may withdraw an Application Permit, if a routine procedure or a procedure initiated upon request proves that the permit should have been refused.
The Examination Centre may withdraw an Introduction permit, if the Application Permit has been withdrawn or the conditions of the training programme in question are not given.
The withdrawal of permits is governed by the rules applicable to the procedure of issue.
RULES OF INCOMPATIBILITY IN AUTHORISATION PROCEDURES
No person with an interest in the issue of a permit may be involved in any procedure related to the issue of an Application Permit or an Introduction Permit. This applies to the following persons in particular:
the developer of the curriculum, course or a relative of the developer [Civil Code, Section 685.b];
the representative of the school;
public employees who are a party to an effective employment contract signed by the developer of the curriculum / course or the school.
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twenty-five thousand Hungarian Forints per subject;
one hundred and fifty thousand Hungarian Forints if the subject of the submitted application is an entire curriculum.
The fee charged for the procedure for the issue of an Introduction Permit is
five thousand Hungarian Forints per subject;
twenty thousand Hungarian Forints in case of an entire curriculum.
The fee payable for a legal remedy procedure is the fifty per cent of the amount calculated pursuant to Sections 1 or 2, as appropriate. If the remedy procedure is successful, the fee paid pursuant to this section must be refunded.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The text of the Decree on the issue, introduction and application of Framework Curricula as approved by the Minister of Education 5
FRAMEWORK CURRICULA FOR the first phase of Primary education 16
(Years 1 through 4) 16
Objectives and tasks 17
HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 19
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 32
MUSIC AND SINGING 74
DRAWING AND VISUAL ARTS 83
Technology and way of living 97
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS 106
II. Framework curriculum for the upper classes of primary schools (Years 5 through 8) 116
Objectives and tasks 117
Hungarian Language and Literature 119
History and Citizenship 141
Foreign Language 159
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 189
Earth and our environment 228
MUSIC AND SINGING 237
DRAWING AND VISUAL ARTS 251
Technology and way of living 265
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS 279
DANCE AND DRAMA 291
Anthropology and social studies, ethics 308
Motion picture and media 311
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Annex 3 to Ministry of Education Decree ........./2000. ( ) 326
* Modern languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. A Common European Framework of reference (1996).
Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 131.p.
* The appendix can be found in the issue of the Educational Bulletin where the Ministry of Education published the Decree on the Framework Curriculum. It is also available on the homepage of the Ministry of Education. (www.om.hu/kerettanterv).
* Modern languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. A Common European Framework of reference (1996).