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Latvia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

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Overview Latvia

Contents

Latvia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Latvia:Historical Development

Latvia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Latvia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Latvia:Political and Economic Situation

Latvia:Organisation and Governance

Latvia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Latvia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Latvia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Latvia:Organisation of Private Education

Latvia:National Qualifications Framework

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

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

Latvia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Latvia:Funding in Education

Latvia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Latvia:Higher Education Funding

Latvia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Latvia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Latvia:Organisation of Programmes for all Pre-Primary Education

Latvia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for all Pre-Primary Education

Latvia:Assessment in Programmes for all Pre-Primary Education

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

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

Latvia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Latvia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Latvia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Latvia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

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

Latvia:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Latvia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

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

Latvia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Latvia:Higher Education

Latvia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Latvia:First Cycle Programmes

Latvia:Bachelor

Latvia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Latvia:Second Cycle Programmes

Latvia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Latvia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Latvia:Adult Education and Training

Latvia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Latvia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Latvia:Main Providers

Latvia:Main Types of Provision

Latvia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Latvia:Teachers and Education Staff

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

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

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

Latvia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

Latvia:Management and Other Education Staff

Latvia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

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

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

Latvia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Latvia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Latvia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Latvia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

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

Latvia:Quality Assurance

Latvia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Latvia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Latvia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Latvia:Educational Support and Guidance

Latvia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

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

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

Latvia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Latvia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Latvia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Latvia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Latvia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Latvia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Latvia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Latvia:Mobility in Higher Education

Latvia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

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

Latvia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Latvia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Latvia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Latvia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Latvia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Latvia:National Reforms in School Education

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

Latvia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Latvia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Latvia:European Perspective

Latvia:Legislation

Latvia:Glossary

Number of pre-school education institutions (pirmsskolas izglītības iestāde (bērnudārzs)) and pupils in Latvia at the beginning of the school year:

Year

2000/

01

2005/

06

2009/

10

2010/

11

2011/

12

2012/

13

2013/

14

2014/

15

2015/

16

Inst. 561 553 586 591 605
605
617
633 647
Pupils 61759 74968 83237 74587 88226 93293 93533
92219 91483

SourceCentral Statistical Bureau of Latvia


Number of general education schools and pupils in Latvia (sākumskola, pamatskola, vidusskola and ģimnāzija) at the beginning of the school year:

Year

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15 2015/16
Inst. 877 858 839
832
832 824 811
Pupils 239 845 229 039 218 442 212 433 209 130 209 686 213 357

According to the data on children not registered in any list of education institutions compiled by the State Service of Education Quality, the total number of children at the mandatory education age that have not been registered at any education institutions is increasing:
  • in 2010 – 11 327;
  • in 2011 – 12 463;
  • in 2012 – 12 618;
  • in 2013 – 14 173;
  • in 2014 – 15 693;
  • in 2015 - 15 912. 
In recent years, the number of children that have left the country has risen particulary:
  • in 2010 – 5646;
  • in 2011 – 7915;
  • in 2012 – 9716;
  • in 2013 – 12 218;
  • in 2014 – 12 948; 
  • in 2015 - 12 965. 
Meanwhile, the number of children, about whom local governments do not have information, has decreased significantly:
  • in 2010 – 4484;
  • in 2011–3327;
  • in 2012 – 2648;
  • in 2013 – 393;
  • in 2014 - 427;
  • in 2015 - 365. 


Number of vocational schools in Latvia at the beginning of the school year:

Year

2000/01

2005/06

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15 2015/16
Institutions 120 96 85 83 65
65
66 63 54
Students 48 625 42 737 36 660 35 767 34 638 32 086 31 055 29 855 27 938

SourceCentral Statistical Bureau of Latvia


Number of higher education institutions and colleges (augstskola and koledža) and students in Latvia:

Year

2000/01

2005/06

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16
Institutions 33 57 61 58 59
61
61 60 58
Students 101 270 131 125 112 567 103 856 97 041 94 474 89 671 85 881 84 282

SourceCentral Statistical Bureau of Latvia and Ministry of Education and Science 

From the academic year 2003/2004 vocational education schools providing 1st level higher professional education (koledža programmes) are included in the number of higher education institutions and colleges.