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Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Title Reviews of National Policies for Education: Latvia 2001 [electronic resource] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Published Paris : OECD Publishing, 2001.


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Physical description 180 p. : ill. ; 16x23cm.
Series Reviews of National Policies for Education, 1990-0198.
Reviews of National Policies for Education, 1990-0198.
Contents Overview of Education Policy Reviews of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania -- Chapter 1. Context -- -Geography -- History -- Demography -- Economy -- Living Standards and Employment -- Chapter 2. Latvian Educational System -- -Legal Framework -- Policy Structure and Governance -- Levels and Stages of Education in Latvia -- Change Structure of Enrolments -- Major Contextual Issues with Implications for Education Policy -- Chapter 3. Compulsory and General Education -- -Policy Structure and National Governance -- Kinds of Institutions -- Numbers of Schools, Enrolments, Language of Instruction -- Issues -- Recommendations -- Chapter 4. Vocational Education and Training -- Policy Structure and Governance -- Financing of Vocational Education -- Changing Configuration of Vocational Education -- Students -- Continuing Education and Adult Training and Retraining -- Status of Reform and Policy Issues -- Recommendations -- Chapter 5. Access and Equity for Latvian Children -- -Social Exclusion Issues and Education in Latvia -- Exceptional Children: Special Needs Education in Latvia -- Recommendations to Counter Social Exclusion -- Recommendations Regarding Special Needs Children -- Chapter 6. Higher Education -- -Policy Structure and Governance -- Institutions of Higher Learning -- Students -- Financing -- Issues Identified in the Course of the Review -- Recommendations -- Chapter 7. Strategic Policy Development for Education in Latvia -- -Stages of Reform -- Challenges -- Policy Barriers -- Recommendations -- Selected Bibliography
Summary OECD's 2001 review of Latvia's education policies and programmes.  It finds that reform of education, training and human resource development is an integral part of the transition to a democratic society and market economy. Latvia has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1990. The challenge for the Ministry of Education and Science has been to promote and support changes that meet the needs of the new economy and society as well as the interests of all young people and adults, in the face of a shortage of financial and human resources. This book first gives a brief overview of regional issues and a history of education in Latvia and describes the development of education in the country since the political changes. It then presents an analysis of the entire education system and identifies key directions for the reinforcement of the reforms in light of the challenges encountered by officials, communities, enterprises, educators, parents and students under very dynamic conditions. It concludes with a set of key recommendations of goals of education, learning effectiveness, outcomes and the curriculum, management and governance for flexibility, responsiveness and change, and resources and financing.
ISBN 9789264192478
Standard Number 10.1787/9789264192478-en