Danubius International Conferences, 8th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

A Cross-Cultural Perspective of the Education Systems in Bulgaria and Hungary

Hristina Sokolova
Last modified: 2018-05-22


Objectives: The paper presents an analysis of the historical development, structure and functions of modern education systems in Bulgaria and Hungary.  

Prior Work: The analysis focuses on Geert Hofstede’s cultural orientations to explain the similarities and differences between both countries.  

Approach: The main research methods are literature review and observation.

Results: Educational systems present the main set of cultural values in Bulgaria and Hungary, where the main difference lies in the masculinity/femininity dimension. There is also an acute need of general cross-cultural training for both students and teachers because of the increasing number of foreigners settling in the countries.  

Implications: These results could be used for cross-cultural education practices and research in education studies.

Value: The paper presents a key topic in the development of education systems in the Danube region.