Bottleneck of Knowledge Society

  • Jaroslav Král
  • Michal Žemlička
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 19)


Knowledge is a precondition of prosperity and sustainability of human society. The pre condition of acquiring, development, and use of knowledge is a proper education. But what education in what extent? According to observations of current society there is a lack of people interested in the study of and willing to work in science [1,2], engineering [3], and manual jobs. There is a great demand for jobs in these areas [4] and current situation is considered to be a crucial threat for economic development and prosperity [5]. This paper discusses the possible reasons of it - low rewards, expensive and difficult study, prejudices [6], etc. A metareason can be the missing ability (and skill) to work hard and the fact that it is often forgotten that knowledge can be useful only if appropriate skills are trained. This situation is the consequence of the failure of social and educational processes, especially missing feedbacks in education systems. It is also the consequence of an improper use of IT emphasizing the use of IT in pedagogical (micro) process whereas the possibility to use IT as a tool enabling citizens and government to measure success and effectivity of education systems and their transformations is not used. It is caused by improper legislative and wrong practices of the collection and the use of data on education processes. A solution of this issue is proposed.


Czech Republic Education System Sensitive Data Knowledge Society Engineer Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaroslav Král
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michal Žemlička
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Software EngineeringCharles UniversityPraha 1CZ
  2. 2.Faculty of InformaticsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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