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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 196 pp., num. fig. and graphs
Contents: Viive-Riina Ruus/Imbi Henno/Eve Eisenschmidt/Krista Loogma/Helle Noorväli/Priit Reiska/Sirje Rekkor: Reforms,
Developments and Trends in Estonian Education during Recent Decades – Sulev Alajõe/Jüri Ginter: Educational Reform in a Small
Country: The Case of Estonia – Karin Lukk/Monica Sakk/Marika Veisson: Parents’ Beliefs about Home-School Partnership: Rethinking
the Parental Involvement Paradigm – Anita Kärner: Doctoral Supervision: Towards New Concepts and Dilemmas – Eve Eisenschmidt/Katrin
Poom-Valickis/Tuuli Oder: Supporting Novice Teachers’ Professional Development: Monitoring the Induction Year Experience in
Estonia – Inge Timoštšuk/Helle Sikka: Identity Statements of Student Teachers in the Initial Stage of Teacher Training Characterizing
Environmental, Cognitive and Relationship Mechanisms – Piret Luik/Hasso Kukemelk: Teachers’ Understanding of Learning
and Teaching – Edgar Krull: Models of Instruction as Tools for Analyzing Lessons – Heiki Krips: Teachers’ Behaviours
in Forms 5 to 9 and Forms 10 to 12 Classrooms – Aino Ugaste/Tiia Õun/Maire Tuul: Implementation of a Child-centred Approach
in Post-Socialist Society – Edna Vahter: Aspects of Assessment in Visual Art Education in Primary School – Airi Kukk/Leida
Talts: How do Teachers Assess the Achievement of Learning Objectives by Children of 6 to 10 Years of Age.