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Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

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Overview Estonia

Contents

Estonia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Estonia:Historical Development

Estonia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Estonia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Estonia:Political and Economic Situation

Estonia:Organisation and Governance

Estonia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Estonia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Estonia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Estonia:Organisation of Private Education

Estonia:National Qualifications Framework

Estonia:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Estonia:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Estonia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Estonia:Funding in Education

Estonia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Estonia:Higher Education Funding

Estonia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Estonia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:Organisation

Estonia:Teaching and Learning

Estonia:Assessment

Estonia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Estonia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Estonia:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Estonia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Estonia:Higher Education

Estonia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Estonia:First Cycle Programmes

Estonia:Bachelor

Estonia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Estonia:Second Cycle Programmes

Estonia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Estonia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Estonia:Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Estonia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Estonia:Main Providers

Estonia:Main Types of Provision

Estonia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Estonia:Teachers and Education Staff

Estonia:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Management and Other Education Staff

Estonia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Estonia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Estonia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Quality Assurance

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Estonia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Educational Support and Guidance

Estonia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Estonia:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Estonia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Estonia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Estonia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Mobility in Higher Education

Estonia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Estonia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Estonia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Estonia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Estonia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Estonia:National Reforms in School Education

Estonia:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Estonia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Estonia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Estonia:European Perspective

Estonia:Legislation

Estonia:Glossary

Global and Intercultural Dimension in Curriculum Development

The Adult Education Programme 2016-2019 sets the modernisation of the approach to learning in basic and general secondary education targeted at adults as one of its objectives. To that end, the conformity of the content, volume and graduation terms specified in the curricula of general education pursued in the form of part-time study with the target group needs and the society’s expectation shall be analysed, and an overview of best practices of foreign states compiled. Taking into consideration the experience of foreign states in the reintroduction of adults with lower education level into formal education, it is recommended to find solutions, in cooperation with different parties, for the improvement of organisation of studies and the encouragement of participation in studies.

Introduction of EU, especially its legislation and life in its Member States, is important in adult education; thus, courses are organised and publications produced to cover these topics. Courses on intercultural communication integrated in, for instance, business or teacher training are also popular. The popularity of language training provides an indirect indication of the importance of the European aspect.

Partnerships and Networks

The Adult Education Programme 2016-2019 considers it important to develop cooperation between adult education actors. Therefore, the Association of Estonian Adult Educators Andras carries out projects for the implementation of the European Action Plan on Adult Learning in Estonia. It is a European Commission’s initiative funded on a project-by-project basis. The projects encourage information exchange, cooperation of different parties, as well as the introduction of international experience to different target groups. International cooperation and development of information exchange in adult education through the ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) are also essential to the programme. The activities are coordinated by the Estonian Qualifications Authority (Kutsekoda). It is a European Commission initiative with a purpose to support the international information exchange and cooperation in the Estonian adult education community, ensure the usability of the platform and the timeliness of the information regarding Estonian adult education.

Since Estonia has adopted an eight-level qualification framework, which brings together educational and professional qualifications and complies with the European Qualification Framework (hereinafter EQF), there is a National Coordination Point for the implementation of EQF, the Estonian Qualifications Authority (Kutsekoda) that also participates in the European NCP network.

The European Union Erasmus+ programme provides opportunities for adult learning professionals to learn from each other and develop strategic partnerships. In the framework of the programme focus is placed on common challenges, such as the recognition of skills learnt outside the formal education system. Erasmus+ makes adult learning more accessible and under this programme the skills of citizens across Europe are improved. The programme involves exchange of staff, cooperation between institutions and organisations and cooperation with businesses, and e-platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE). 

Nordplus adult education programme allows creating thematic cooperation networks, development projects (for improvement of training courses, methodologies and materials) and conducting research projects. 

Erasmus+ and Nordplus adult education programmes and cooperation with adult education organisations in Estonia and Europe are coordinated by the Centre for Educational Programmes of the Archimedes Foundation.