ERIC Number: ED414496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training Reform in Estonia.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
This report on vocational education and training (VET) reform in Estonia is one of a series of country reports by the European Training Foundation on the reform process in partner countries. Chapter 1 provides basic data on the country. Chapter 2 describes the present situation and recent developments in VET. It covers main features of the educational system, strategic objectives for VET, and legislative framework. It looks at developments in these areas: administrative structure and decentralization; finance; adaptation of training to changes in the economy and society; identification of skills needs; quality standards and qualifications; promotion of continuing VET; social partners; involvement of enterprises in VET; equal opportunities; access to training; and vocational guidance and counseling. Chapter 3 describes international assistance and cooperation, including the European Union's Phare (VET reform) and Leonardo programs. Chapter 4 covers these challenges and further needs: skills needs analysis, institutional arrangements, and qualifications and training methods. Chapter 5 suggests these priorities for further assistance: system monitoring, links with the labor market, continuing training system, social partner involvement, vocational guidance and counseling system, exchange programs, rural area youth, and teacher and trainer training. Appendixes include key indicators, VET system diagram, legislative framework, responsible bodies, and international assistance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Continuing Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Job Training, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Estonia