ERIC Number: ED463219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of National Policies for Education: Lithuania. Education and Skills.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Reform of education, training, and human resource development is an integral part of the transition to a democratic society and market economy. The talents, skills, and knowledge base of the Lithuanian population are crucial in this process, motivating the ambitious scale and urgency of the reforms being advanced for education. Lithuania has made progress in all of 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 gives a brief overview of regional issues and a history of education in Lithuania and describes the development of education in the country since the political changes. The volume 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. (BT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Vocational Education
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France. Web site: http://www.SourceOECD.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Lithuania