Szilvia Schmitsek

Subjects: Sociology, Pedagogy
Division: Social Sciences
Position: Mentor
Years: 2017-2018

Szilvia Schmitsek studied for a BA in Speech and Language Therapy and Special Education, a BA in Social Work and an MA in Education. Between 2011 and 2014, she studied for a PhD  at the ELTE Doctoral School of Education. In 2012, thanks to a Danish scholarship, she became a visiting researcher at DPU (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen). Currently she is completing her doctoral research at the University of Warwick in the UK. Her comparative thesis focuses on dropout-rate reducing strategies in England, Denmark and Hungary. Her research interests cover alternative education, person-centred education, early school leaving, careers guidance and guidance counselling.