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ERIC Number: EJ789217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Stakeholder Perspectives: CLIL Programme Management in Estonia
Mehisto, Peeter; Asser, Hiie
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v10 n5 p683-701 2007
In 2000, Estonia launched a voluntary Estonian language CLIL programme for seven year-olds in four Russian-medium schools. The programme has expanded rapidly to a total of 48 kindergartens and schools. This paper reports on research into stakeholder perspectives on programme management. In addition to surveying parents, teachers, vice-principals and principals, the study included lesson observations and a review of school strategic plans. In general, parents of CLIL students are highly supportive of the programme. Key programme success factors include centrally developed in-service training and student learning materials, and the management of the programme by a central agency. Cooperation among a wide range of stakeholders is a major factor contributing to CLIL programme success in Estonia, however, work remains to be done in improving communications among several stakeholders groups, including with parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia