1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
2 7 Secondary school "Kuzman Shapkarev" (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2022 Proceedings
Publication year: 2022
Page: 911 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-09-37758-9
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2022.0295
Conference name: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-8 March, 2022
Location: Online Conference
According to YANKA TAKEVA, who is the chairwoman of the Bulgarian Teachers' Union, the connection and interaction between secondary and higher education were broken a long time ago, when such preconditions were created that everyone began to personally take care of the sector in which they work. Secondary education remained isolated from higher education, higher education remained isolated from secondary education, science remained isolated from higher education and from secondary education. The relationship and interaction between secondary, higher education, and business has also remained divided, and we have witnessed years of shifting the blame from one sector of the education system to another.

In this report, we will review and present the educational policies of the University of Library Science and Information Technology to strengthen the links between secondary and higher education. We will show good practices for the participation of our teachers as judges in national and regional high school competitions. We attract students who perform in these competitions as students at our university.

Examples of competitions will be presented:
- National competition in information technology and visual arts from 7th to 12th grade, held in Devin from 4 -6 June 2021;
- National IT Competition Blagoevgrad, March 2022;
- Technology and Entrepreneurship Competition - Gotse Delchev, March 2022;

SULSIT is a sponsor and co-organizer of these competitions. In this article, we will show the developments of students who then continue their studies at our university.

Another aspect of the report is the transfer of subjects from secondary to higher education. We will show illustrative examples of how we upgrade skills acquired in high school. For example, students from the National High School of Polygraphy and Photography at the university study three-dimensional graphics, photogrammetry, and others. Many of them start working in leading design companies.

C ++ and Python are computer languages from high school. We are introducing new courses by teaching students how to make complex programs and ready-made stand-alone products with these languages. For us, training is not an end in itself, and we want to build specialists with skills and habits.
Competition, secondary and higher education.