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ERIC Number: ED504747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 196
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-6315-8216-9
Reforms and Innovations in Estonian Education. Baltische Studien zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft. Volume 16
Mikk, Jaan, Ed.; Veisson, Marika, Ed.; Luik, Piret, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
This collection of papers provides a small overview of educational research in Estonia. The papers in the collection treat school reforms since the renewal of independence in 1991, new approaches to teacher training, the implementation of a child-centred approach in school, the achieving of educational aims and other actual topics in education. The results of many surveys have been presented in the papers, for example, parental beliefs about home-school co-operation, novice teacher assessments of their induction year, student evaluations of teacher behaviour in the classroom, etc. Contents include: (1) Reforms, Developments and Trends in Estonian Education during Recent Decades (Viive-Riina Ruus, Imbi Henno, Eve Eisenschmidt, Krista Loogma, Helle Noorvali, Priit Reiska, and Sirje Rekkor); (2) Educational Reform in a Small Country: The Case of Estonia (Sulev Alajoe and Juri Ginter); (3) Parents' Beliefs about Home-School Partnership: Rethinking the Parental Involvement Paradigm (Karin Lukk, Monica Sakk, and Marika Veisson); (4) Doctoral Supervision: Towards New Concepts and Dilemmas (Anita Karner); (5) Supporting Novice Teachers' Professional Development: Monitoring the Induction Year Experience in Estonia (Eve Eisenschmidt, Katrin Poom-Valickis, and Tuuli Oder); (6) Identity Statements of Student Teachers in the Initial Stage of Teacher Training Characterizing Environmental, Cognitive and Relationship Mechanisms (Inge Timostsuk and Helle Sikka); (7) Teachers' Understanding of "Learning" and "Teaching" (Piret Luik and Hasso Kukemelk); (8) Models of Instruction as Tools for Analyzing Lessons (Edgar Krull); (9) Teachers' Behaviours in Forms 5 to 9 and Forms 10 to 12 Classrooms (Heiki Krips); (10) Implementation of a Child-Centred Approach in Post-Socialist Society (Aino Ugaste, Tiia Oun, and Maire Tuul); (11) Aspects of Assessment in Visual Art Education in Primary School (Edna Vahter); and (12) How Do Teachers Assess the Achievement of Learning Objectives by Children of 6 to 10 Years of Age (Airi Kukk and Leida Talts)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia