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Reforms and Innovations in Estonian Education


Jaan Mikk, Marika Veisson and Piret Luik

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.
The Editors: Jaan Mikk, professor of Education at the University of Tartu (Estonia) since 1983; publications on school textbooks and achievement tests.
Marika Veisson, professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Tallinn (Estonia) since 1988; publications on early childhood, child and adolescent development, school and family partnership.
Piret Luik, associate professor of Educational Technology at the University of Tartu (Estonia) since 2005; publications on ICT in education.