Zoltán Rónay

Zoltán Rónay
Eötvös Loránd University · Institute of Education

PhD

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Introduction
Zoltán Rónay currently works at the Institute of Education, Eötvös Loránd University. Zoltán does research in Public Law (Law of Education). His research interest covers the following topics: institutional system and regulation of education, the leadership of higher educational institutions the legal framework of education, rules, and obligations of teachers and students, Knowledge and Opinion about Law (KOL), legal consciousness and pedagogy of legal consciousness in teacher training.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Eötvös Loránd University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Regular courses in Pedagogy BA, Educational Science MA, Community Coordination BA, Sports manager and recreation and health promoter BSc, regular courses and supervisor in Education Ph.D.; several optional courses
August 2017 - December 2017
Eötvös Loránd University
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 2015 - April 2017
University of Szeged
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2015 - June 2017
University of Szeged
Field of study
  • Law and Political Sciences
September 1994 - July 1999
Eötvös Loránd University
Field of study
  • Law and Political Sciences

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Publications (61)
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This study provides an overview of the situation of the Hungarian LGBTQI+ community, taking a close look at the legal situation from both a historical and a contemporary perspective, and with a focus on curricular and extracurricular education, including recommendations. The narratives of social diversity in the field of education in Hungary take t...
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Having reviewed several pieces of strategy documents, policy papers, and literature, we concluded that there is no uniform definition of either institutional autonomy or academic freedom (AF). Many different points of view determine the interpretation of these terms. Furthermore, the policymakers (e.g., governments, legislators) can ignore the theo...
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Co-supervision is a widespread practice in doctoral education; however, little is known about its effective implementation. Co-supervision is defined here as a form of collaborative supervision where two supervisors guide and support one su-pervisee's research work in a doctoral study. Four drivers that have contributed to the widespread practice o...
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There is a general consensus in mainstream education sciences and sociology that the Hungarian educational system has long been highly selective.1 Although the majority of Hungarian society has high hopes that the educational system promotes social mobility, empirical studies show that the problem of selectivity has not been handled effectively, re...
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The study investigates the reforms of university governing boards in Hungary and Poland. It seeks to fill that void and advance existing knowledge about the implementation of boards (councils) in CEE countries despite the great interest in HE dynamics in the region. The juxtaposition of the two countries is intentional because both share key charac...
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A tanulmány a COVID-19 világjárvány következtében megváltozott felsőoktatási körülményekhez való alkalmazkodás egy Magyarországon kevéssé ismert komplex eszközét mutatja be, amely túlmutat a hagyományos válság- és változásmenedzsment-megoldásokon, a távolléti oktatás pedagógiai megfontolásain és technológiai támogatásán egyaránt. Az eszköz egy kivé...
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As an indicator of nations' prosperity and economic competitiveness , research impacts the mounting roles and requirements placed upon academic researchers. Internationally, researchers are expected to effectively operate in the fast-changing and demanding research environment. Such effectiveness corresponds mainly to their ability to establish int...
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The main focus of this article is on comparing the centralisation and decentralisation in higher education in Hungary and Germany. This study explores trends in implementing quality assurance measures in higher education. It employs the methodology of document analysis to identify differences between the two nations in the level of autonomy they ac...
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Researches note and we also can experience how the frameworks of individual and common activities become loose in our completely transformed socio-economic environment. Thus, the legal component of these phenomena is getting highlighted, as well as the relationship of the actors as individuals and the member of the society with the law. It is also...
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In the last decades, increased number of scholars warned that academic freedom is at risk, not only due to the authoritarian tendencies of some governments but also due to globalization and an increased pressure on academic performance. Based on the most current literature, this paper brings attention to the impact of Covid-19 on academic freedom....
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This paper aims to analyze how academic freedom has evolved in the Hungarian public higher education and research sector in the decades following the regime change (in 1989), especially the years between 2010 and 2021.
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Absztrakt A tanulmány két viszonylag új felsőoktatási reformot vizsgál Lengyelországban és Magyarországon. Mindkettő egyfajta board (felügyelő testület) bevezetésére irányult különböző elnevezéssel. Az összehasonlító tanulmány alapja a két ország közös (kommunista) múltja, földrajzi helyzete (kelet-közép-európai térség) és a humboldti egyetemi mode...
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Both scholars and educators agree on the importance of law education for future teachers. However, the predominant majority of methodological literature deals only with the K12 level. Law is complex, it has its own challenging terminology. The novelty of this chapter lies in offering methods for the implementation of these elements and presenting a...
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As scholars we navigate in the fast changing and demanding research environment. The pressure to produce tangible outputs, secure funding, and undertake international collaborations has high implications on individual researchers' work and well-being. The issues brought forefront in scholarly literature showcase the impact of research pressures on...
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This study presents the approaches of the formation and change of the profession, the possible ways of typol-ogy according to the main relevant literature in order to give input to the research on the model of profes-sional development of the teachers working in public education. We chose to examine the traditional, arche-typal professsions, like l...
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A kiadvány célja, hogy a távolléti oktatással és annak eszközrendszerével csak most ismerkedő és a már tapasztaltabb kollégák egyaránt gyakorlatias, igényekből és lehetőségekből kiinduló, könnyen értelmezhető és átlátható segítséget kapjanak a távolléti oktatás hatékony menedzseléséhez. Elérhető: https://ppk.elte.hu/segedanyag?m=528
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The book is based on the experience the author has collected as a university top manager and member of several national higher education bodies and expert groups, as well as by his multiannual research, summarised in a successfully defended Ph.D. thesis. Nevertheless, the book is not the edited version of the thesis, but a re-edited, re-written and...
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Th is study investigates relatively new reforms of HE in Poland and Hungary, which introduced university supervisory bodies (although under diff erent local labels). Th e comparative studies between these two countries are particularly relevant due to the common (communist) past, geographical location (CEE) and Humboldtian universities. After prese...
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There is a lack of consistent and accepted compulsory definition of educational administration in the Hungarian science and the special provisions among the Hungarian legal norms. Therefore, the role of legal frameworks is more important. Firstly, the legislative intent can be reconstruction on the ground of the legal norms; secondly, they can help...
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The Corvinus University of Budapest carried on this initiative by organizing the 2nd Danube Conference in cooperation with Ulm University. The main focus of the conference was to identify and present good management and policy practices, which could be interesting for other countries and institutions. The cultural proximity of the Danube countries...
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After 2014 the management structure of Hungarian state HEIs is radically changed. The introduction of the legal institution of chancellor has broken up with the traditional sole management based on the rector. The dual system was grounded in the idea of professionalism. The aim of chancellory is clear: in theory, it secures the competence in financ...
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Our world is full of several challenges which nurture our fears and lead anxiety. Facing them is a difficult task especially in the case of children. The family has a key role in helping them, and the school also has an important function. The students spend most of their time among each other and together with their teachers. As the teachers give...
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In the latest BCES Conference Book (Education in Modern Society, BCES Conference Books, 2018) a study was published which presented Hungarian legislation on the field of education. It is clear that the legal framework serves the interests of the government. The Fundamental Law of Hungary does not guarantee the fundamental right to education but mak...
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Our world is full of challenges. Some of them have been present for decades; others are newer phenomena. For instance, the literature mentioned the phenomenon of black pedagogy at the beginning of the twentieth century. Aggression in school also has a long history. Digitalization has only been source of conflict in the past few years. These challen...
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The Hungarian government reformed the legal frameworks of higher education in 2011, but the new Act has not resulted in radical changes in the managerial system of the HEIs. Nevertheless, immediately after the 2014 year’s election, this system in case of state HEIs was completely reorganized: after almost 150 years instead of the traditional sole m...
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A konzisztórium helye, szerepe, működésének célja az állami felsőoktatási intézmények irányításában és vezetésében-kérdések és válaszkísérletek ABSZTRAKT Miközben a 2011-es felsőoktatási szabályozási reform látványos változásokat még nem eredményezett a felsőoktatási intézmények vezetésében, a következő kormányzati ciklus kezdetekor azonnal sor ker...
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A tanári felkészítés képzési és kimeneti követelményeiben egyértelmű elvárásként jelenik meg, hogy a tanár ismerje és betartsa a pedagógus szakma jogi szabályait, normáit, és nagy számban jelennek meg jogi tartalmak a szaktárgyi ismeretek körében is. A tanárképzés nem diszciplináris (tehát pedagógiai és pszichológiai) tartalmán azonban jelentősen t...
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Where law meets education. The role and expediency of teaching law in teacher’s training Not only the legislators but also teacher educators expect law education in teacher training since students claim to learn about their rights as future teachers. Although teaching law in such programmes has antecedents, neither the number of weekly consultatio...
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Near the third decade of 21st century, we must face many challenges, which affect our everyday life. Some of them belong to the technological development, and others are in relation to social and natural demands. Among them, such phenomena also appear, which are well-known in the school system, but their appearance transforms resulting from the afo...
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Whether ethical leadership and the rule of law can meet? The connection of social psychology and jurisprudence in higher education The study presents, on the one hand, the theory of ethical leadership. The social psychology and the management science developed this theory, with either leaders or their colleagues can recognize the ideal methods to...
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Hungary is on the road towards an illiberal state. On this journey, the Hungarian government, with the Parliament at its service, is reinterpreting the concept of fundamental rights. Under the slogan of effectiveness, new regulations are being adopted which secure more power, influence, rights, and tools for the state. This paper aims to present th...
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Keywords: the legal frameworks of assessment, human dignity, knowledge about the law, legal culture Although the educational science established the system of pedagogical assessment, the Hungarian regulations suit just partly this principal framework. The Hungarian Act on National Public Education deals with the assessments of teachers, leaders, s...
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The changes of Hungarian education sector's control between 2008-2017. The chapter presents the course, which delimited the autonomy of Hungarian uiversities step by step.
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The Hungarian Parliament modified the National Higher Education Act, and set up the so-called chancellor system, which succeeded the former sole management of universities and inaugurated a double management. Since then the rector is responsible for the academic affairs and the chancellor is responsible for the operation. The Chapter presents, how...
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Why unite two universities? Why secedes an other one? Are these decisions autonomous? The Chapter presents the structural reorganisation of Hungarian higher education between 2008 and 2017, the role of the government in these processes, as well as the reasons and results.
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The Hungarian Parliament passed a bill (named „Lex CEU“) in Spring in 2017, which can delimit or hinder the work of the Central European University in Hungary. These legislative process war against the Bill of Legislation. Therefore, we can say, that this bill is the Latest Step of Hungary’s Legislation on its Way out of the Rule of Law. aat
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Generell gibt es Einverständnis, dass die Auswahl des geeigneten Richters eine Grundlage der Fachgemäßheit, der Effektivität und besonders der Unabhängigkeit der Rechtsprechung ist. Aus diesem Grund hat dieses Auswahlverfahren eine große Bedeutung. Die europäische Charta über die Rechtstellung der Rechte, die vom Europarat angenommen, wurde, und d...
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The study highlights the connections with two different terms and theories. Ethical leadership aims to be better leader. And helps also make it more successful and to manage more effective. While the general feeling of the employees is good, they are part of the management. The decisions are made by the leader and his colleagues together. Leaders...
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A 2016 szeptemberében induló tanév az első, amelyet a hazai állami felsőoktatási intézmények úgy kezdtek meg, hogy nem csupán a működtetésért felelős kancellárok, de konzisztóriumok is meghatározzák működésüket. E két vezetéstechnikai megoldás azonban csupán egy elem abban a folyamatban, amely eredményeképpen az állami felsőoktatási intézmények aut...

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Investigation of Teacher Continuous Professional Development Models at the Level of the Education System, the Organisation and the Individual aims to explore these relationships. That is, we aim to explore existing models of CPD and their impact on the effectiveness of teachers’ work.
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This research project conducted in the cooperation of three research groups of the Institute of Education (Faculty of Education and Psychology) of ELTE university Budapest, led by professor Gábor Halász, aims to explore existing models of teachers continuous professional development (CPD) and their impact on the effectiveness of teachers’ work. As part of that, the objective is to theoretically and empirically explore the system, organisational and individual level factors influencing teachers’ professional development, their characteristics and relationships. The research project is financed by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund of Hungary.