Vladimír Kadlec (pedagogue)

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Vladimír Kadlec (born October 4, 1912 in Prague ; † April 3, 1998 ibid) was a Czechoslovak civil rights activist, minister and publicist.


The son of the railway worker Bohumír Kadlec grew up in Zdice , where his father worked as a train driver. In 1931 he finished his high school education in Beroun with honors and began studying law at Charles University in Prague . Then Kadlec worked at the Department of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague . In 1944 his son Ondřej was born. From 1966 until his appointment as minister, Kadlec was Rector of the University of Economics.

During the Prague Spring on April 8, 1968, Kadlec was appointed Minister of Education in the Oldřich Černík government and prepared a profound reform of the school system in Czechoslovakia. After the invasion of the Warsaw Pact states, Kadlec was replaced on January 8, 1969 and expelled from the Communist Party during the purge . From 1970 Kadlec joined the civil rights movement and was one of the first to sign Charter 77 . His final resting place is in Křivoklát .


During his teaching activity, Kadlec published several mathematical models for economics.

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