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  1. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science General Education (A2) Ministry of Education and Science 2004

  2. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National policy on teacher training, qualification and professional development issues (1) • for the assurance of education quality, specific requirements have been stipulated for teacher training and qualifications (Regulations No.347 of October 3, 2000 issued by the Cabinet of Ministers - “Regulations On the Requirements for Teacher Training and Professional Qualifications”) • beginning from September 1, 2004, a teacher shall have a higher education degree, relevant qualification and in-service training background in compliance with the procedure set by MoES (in-service training courses of 36 hours in a 3 year period)

  3. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National policy on teacher training, qualification and professional development issues (2) • development of occupational standard for teachers • 9 state higher education institutions provide full time professional teacher training programmes • till the end of 2003, 114 higher professional education teacher training programmes were being provided (AIKNC data)

  4. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Education profile of teaching staff working in full time general education institutions Data source: MoES Statistics Department, 2002

  5. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Age profile of teaching staff (%) in the school year of 2001/02 Data source: MoES GED, 2002

  6. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National policy on teacher training, qualification and professional development issues (3) • the procedure of teacher professional development has been devised, which stipulates the requirements for the content of in-service training programmes, their implementation and issuance of documents certifying the acquired in-service training • priorities in teacher in-service training are identified for each calendar year

  7. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National policy on teacher training, qualification and professional development issues (4) • support measures are provided for teachers to acquire relevant education • 3700 teachers have upgraded their professional skills in the year 2002 and 4550 teachers in the year 2003 in the in-service training programmes financed from the national budget (Ls 102305) • in the year 2003, the training of teacher in-service trainers for performing their professional activities has commenced • in the year 2004, 92 teacher in-service trainers are providing teacher in-service training programmes

  8. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National policy on teacher training, qualification and professional development issues (5) • Teacher In-service Training Fund has been established, from where the reimbursement of tuition fees are allocated to teachers who have decided to acquire a second specialization • 2761 teachers received the reimbursement of tuition fees in 2001 • 2100 teachers received the reimbursement of tuition fees in 2002 • 3067 teachers received the reimbursement of tuition fees in 2003 • only 940 teachers received the reimbursement of tuition fees in 2004, because of the reduced allocated funding to the Fund • The establishment of teacher in-service trainers’ data base has been commenced

  9. Reform of teacher salaries since 2000, the salaries of teachers, heads of education institutions and their deputies have been increased on regular basis Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Support measures for raising the prestige of teacher profession (1)

  10. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science The increase of teacher salary per one work load(in Ls) from 2000 till 2003 Information source: MoES GED, 2002

  11. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Teacher salaries compared to the GDP per inhabitant (in %) Eurydice, 2002 Data presented in the forum of Latvian education leaders and teachers ‘My school in the EU’, 2004

  12. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Correlation between the average work load and average salary of the teaching of general education schools Eurydice,, 2002 Data presented in the forum of Latvian education leaders and teachers ‘My school in the EU’, 2004

  13. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Ratio between job seekers and economically active population (in %) Mainindicators of labour force survey. Riga, 2001 Data presented in the forum of Latvian education leaders and teachers ‘My school in the EU’, 2004

  14. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Support measures for raising the prestige of teacher profession (2) Crediting and credit paying-off system for students • since 2001, a credit paying-off has been commenced for teachers, who have started to work in schools after the completion of teacher training programmes • in 2001, the credit paying-off possibilities have been provided for 125 teachers • in 2002, the credit paying-off possibilities have been provided for 165 teachers (20 of them are in the institutions of special education) • in 2003, the credit paying-off possibilities have been provided for 133 teachers (20 of them are in the institutions of special education)

  15. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science The support from MoES for ensuring the functioning of education institutions (1) • World Bank Education Improvement Project • Latvian Education Computerization System Project • Education Innovation Fund • Investment Project • National Programme for Latvian Language Training

  16. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science The support from MoES for ensuring the functioning of education institutions (2) • Teacher In-service Training Support Fund • European Union Structural Funds • grants for text book procurement • grants for organizing in-service training courses (activities)

  17. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Education Improvement Project (EIP) • commenced its activities in 2000, following the agreement achieved by and between the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and Ministry of Education and Science • project aim to raise the capacity of Latvian education system in facilitating constant improvement of learning outcomes, by strengthening the management of resources and learning process

  18. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Areas of activities of Education Improvement Project (EIP) 1) education quality subprogramme – development of education system instruments, improvement of teaching and learning possibilities, expanding the access to high quality education 2) cost efficiency subprogramme – renovation of education institutions, upgrading the quality of Education Boards

  19. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Components of EIP Quality Subprogramme • Subject Standards Component • Students’ Achievements Assessment Component • School Self-evaluation Component • Education Management Efficiency Component • Communications Component

  20. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Subject Standards Component Areas of activity • development of an optimal implementation procedure for subject standards • trailing in practice (piloting) of the development and implementation strategies of subject standards (for Mother Tongue, Latvian for the schools of ethnic minorities, Social Studies) • development of support materials – teaching/ learning programmes, methodological guidelines for teachers, requirements for teacher qualifications – for Mother Tongue, Latvian for the schools of ethnic minorities, Social Studies

  21. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Students’ Achievements Assessment Component Areas of activity • improvement of assessment system for the students involved in general basic education • devising of valid and reliable examinations (in Latvian language for grade 9, Latvian language for grade 9 in the schools of ethnic minorities) • use of obtained examination results for the revision of subject standards and teaching/ learning programmes

  22. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science School Self-evaluation Component Areas of activity • development of single methodology for evaluating school’s work and development planning “School Evaluation and Development Planning. Manual” (2002), includes the description of self-evaluation and development planning processes, a set of devised criteria (curriculum, students’ achievements, teaching and learning, school environment, resources, organization of school’s work, management and quality assurance) for the assessment of school’s work

  23. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Education Management Efficiency Component Areas of activity • capacity building for analysing education management policy, economy, finances and statistics, and policy research planning • provision of technical assistance for the assessment and development of an efficient and valid education management and communications system

  24. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Communications Component Areas of activity • raising general public awareness of what is happening in education and involvement of public in education reform process • information communication to various stakeholders in education, by organizing different activities and developing multiple informative materials • implementation of communications programme for cooperation with media of different types and target audiences

  25. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Latvian Education Computerization System Project (LIIS) • commenced its activities in 1997 • comprises • computerization of infrastructure • computerization of curriculum • training of people working in education system and teachers • computerization of management functions • computerization of information service

  26. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Results of Latvian Education Computerization System (LIIS) Activities (1) In the time period from 1999 till 2003 • extensive infrastructure computerization of general education schools has taken place in Latvia, by equipping computer classrooms in all secondary schools and basic schools, 81% night (part time) secondary schools, 62% special education institutions • the provision of Internet access for education institutions has increased (in 2002, Internet access has been provided to 97% of education institutions, and still only 44% of them use fixed Internet connection)

  27. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Quantitative indicators of the provision of education institutions with computers (1) • in 1999, education institutions have been provided with 1732 computers, 18 servers, 817 printers and other computer equipment, as well as relevant software and licenses • in 2000, 2001 computers, 31 servers, 181 printers, 20 CD recorders, 94 scanners, 15 video projectors have been supplied for the infrastructure of education institutions, as well as 27 new Internet connections

  28. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Quantitative indicators of the provision of education institutions with computers (2) • in 2001, education institutions have received 2398 computers and 72 servers, as well as 208 schools have obtained direct access to Internet • in 2002, education institutions have received additional 3766 computers (including servers) • in2003, education institutions have received 890 computers and software licenses, and 10 Internet connections

  29. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Changes in the ratio students – per one computer • 2002 •           •         • 2001 •           •               • 1997 •                      •                  •                  •       Information source: Latvian Education Computerisation System Project

  30. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Results of Latvian Education Computerization System (LIIS) Activities (2) • 665 teachers of Latvia have taken part in the IT courses of Latvian Education Computerization System • in 2002, 2546 teachers (staff members) of education institutions of different levels have received training in the computer courses of Latvian Education Computerization System • distance learning course “Basic Computer Sciences” has been developed

  31. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Results of Latvian Education Computerization System (LIIS) Activities (3) • the implementation of information acquisition strategy has been commenced, which provides the compliance with the requirements for obtaining ECDL (European Computer Drivers License) • teachers, who have completed all 7 ECDL modules, are entitled to teach informatics in basic education institutions

  32. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Results of Latvian Education Computerization System (LIIS) Activities (4) • 39 regional computer centres have been established in 1999 • a portfolio of teaching aids and methodological materials in the volume of 21 000 pages has been developed in 2002 • the use of teaching aids in the volume of 92 000 pages (electronic teaching resources for acquiring different subject areas, interactive software, tests, web pages etc.) can provide for approximately 20% of the time from the total teaching and learning process.

  33. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Costs of Latvian Education Computerization System (thousand Ls) for general education from 1997 till 2003 Information source: Latvian Education Computerisation System Project, 2002

  34. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science National Programme for Latvian Language Training (LVAVP) • this organization was founded in 1996 in order to provide the implementation of various educational activities for acquiring modern Latvian language as a second language • aim of their activities consolidation of the society in Latvia by minimizing the language gap and encouraging awareness of common values

  35. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Financing for National Programme for Latvian Language Training (LVAVP) • for achieving the targets of this programme, funding has been allocated from • Latvia’s national budget (the allocated money constitutes 40% of the total annual budget of the programme), • governments of eight donor countries – Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, USA, • UNDP (United Nations Development programme) (in total 4,5 millions Lats have been allocated)

  36. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Areas of Activity of National Programme for Latvian Language Training (LVAVP) • development of teaching and learning methodology for Latvian as a second language • preparation of qualified teachers • publishing of modern and broadly accessible teaching and learning aids • educating potential clients of education (parents etc.)

  37. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science

  38. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Teacher In-service Training Support Fund (1) • an organization established in 1995, and its priority is to promote teacher in-service training • main objectives • to encourage the acquisition of teacher training and development of professional skills • to foster the development of theoretical and practical experience in compliance with modern educational theories, and its implementation in schools

  39. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Teacher In-service Training Support Fund (2) • every year, within the framework of this Fund • in compliance with the national education priorities, the priority programmes are identified, the students of which will receive reimbursement for their tuition fees • funds disposition programme is devised in line with the allocated national budget financing • working teachers receive partial reimbursement for studying in state recognized professional teacher training programmes

  40. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science State budget funding (in Ls) per student for purchasing text books Information source: MoES GED, 2002

  41. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science European Union Structural Funds (2004 – 2006) It has been envisaged to attract the following funds from EU Structural Funds for modernizing the development of education and in-service training • European Regional Development Fund Priority in Latvia – facilitation of balanced development (including the support for developing the infrastructure of vocational and higher education institutions) • European Social Fund Priority in Latvia – facilitation of human resource development and employment (including the support for modernizing general education, higher professional education and lifelong learning systems)

  42. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priority “Facilitation of Balanced Development” Included activity “Development Of Education, Health And Social Infrastructure” Common aim to facilitate productive attraction of investments, upgrading of infrastructure and development of a single market Co-financing from European Regional Development Fund

  43. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priorities of the activity “Development of Education, Health and Social Infrastructure” in general education Development of information and communication technologies • support for the development of national level information system (including information on education) accessible for public • support for the development of public Internet access stations (including education institutions)

  44. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priority “Facilitation of Human Resource Development And Employment” Included activities “Development of Education and In-service Training” “Reduction of Social Exclusion” Common aim to accelerate the modernization of pre-service (including general) education, higher professional education and lifelong learning system, by radically improving the background for acquiring modern knowledge and qualifications, especially in the areas that are vital for the economic development and knowledge society Co-financing from European Social Fund

  45. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priorities of the activity “Development of Education and In-service Training” in general education (1) • education quality upgrading in the subjects of sciences, technologies and mathematics in general secondary education • development of in-service training networking and capacity strengthening, development and introduction of in-service training courses and modules, development of lifelong learning policy

  46. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priorities of the activity “Development of Education and In-service Training” in general education (2) • support to the professional development of teaching staff of education institutions • development of career education and career guidance activities in general education institutions

  47. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Priorities of the activity “Reduction of Social Exclusion” in general education • development and implementation of pedagogic correction and reconciliation programmes and courses • integration of young people with special needs in general mainstream education system

  48. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Hobby Education (1) • education, hobby education is an education in addition to general basic education and general secondary process, in the result of which the individual needs and wishes for education are met • for entering a programme, there are no requirements for education that are equivalent to a specific level of education • it is provided irrespective of age group (up to the age of 25) in state, municipal and private education institutions and public organizations

  49. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Hobby Education (2) • in the school year of 2002/03, the following hobby education programmes have been provided • culture education programmes – art of dancing, music, visual arts and applied arts (159044 students involved) • environment education programmes (11896 students involved) • youth work programmes (9212 students involved) • technical creativity programmes (18024 students involved) • sports education programmes (40045 students involved) Information source: State Youth Initiative Centre

  50. Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Hobby Education (3) • in the school year of 2002/03, hobby education programmes were provided in 61 hobby education institutions, involving 66240 students and 2116 teachers • in the school year of 2002/03, in general education institutions 177525 students out of 325503 students participated in hobby education programmes Information source: State Youth Initiative Centre