Project ""AHS" school"
Opportunities on the labour market and within the educational system after graduating from an "AHS" school
For many decades, the AHS graduation exam (AHS, Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule: college) has been a central element as a certificate of higher general education in our society. The AHS type of school has come under pressure in the wake of a number of developments in the vocational training and tertiary educational system. As about twenty percent of all secondary-level students decide to attend an AHS, this type of school plays an important role for future developments.
The goals of this project are: to analyse the status quo in educational policy, to provide a rough assessment of the future development of this certificate and to examine several political strategies.
The study contains a secondary statistical analysis of available material as well as expert interviews with representatives of political organisations and interest groups. Moreover, a questionnaire will be developed to find out the future plans of AHS graduates attending the senior class of a sample school in Vienna. In a follow-up project to this pilot survey, it is planned to carry out a survey of several AHS schools in Vienna in order to obtain more representative results.
Karin Steiner (abif)
Vienna City Administration (MA 18 - City Planning and Development)