In their research experts from the Institute of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University point out many problems of Czech secondary education. The largest number of teachers at Czech secondary schools is between 51 and 60 years of age. It is much harder for older teachers to maintain their working ability and it is also necessary to prevent burnout, which is more common in this age category of teachers. Professionals from MU are now coming up with tools to help teachers in cooperation with the non-profit organization Age Management.
Both entities, together with a project supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, conducted research on the so-called working ability of secondary school teachers and the circumstances that affect its level. The result is that almost 25 percent of the 533 teachers in the South Moravian Region are already at risk of burnout.
Measurement of work ability in the South Moravian region was performed according to the Finnish model, where the concept originated, and local experts have developed tools to help employees improve their ability.