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  National Coordinator:

 
Name: Ms. Antra Mazura
Department of Strategy of Education, Ministry od Education and Science
Address: Valnu 2
1050 Riga
Phone: (371) 7-212-923/7281484
Fax: (371) 7-212005
E-mail: mazura@izm.gov.lv



NATIONAL REPORT
REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
EDUCATION FOR ALL
THE YEAR 2000
ASSESSMENT
1999
NATIONAL COORDINATIOR
ANTRA MAZURA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STRATEGY
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
VALNU 2, RIGA, LATVIA
LV- 1050.
Tel. (37-1) 721.29.23. / Fax. (37-1) 721.29.23. / E-mail: mazura@izm.gov.lv

CONTENTS

Part I: Descriptive Section

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT LATVIA

1."EDUCATION FOR ALL" GOALS AND TARGETS

1.1. Guarantees of the all-round development of pre-school age children

1.2. Basic education for all by the year 2000

1.3. The development of curriculum content

1.4. Preventing adult illiteracy, preventing gender discrimination in education

1.5. The expansion of basic education to include all necessary skills and

capabilities for children and adults.

1.6. The expansion of opportunities to attain all necessary skills and capabilities for an improved quality of life for individuals as well as families; taking advantage of all available educational opportunities to attain these goals.

2. EVENTS AND ACTIONS WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THE GOALS OF "EDUCATION FOR ALL" PROGRAMM 1990 – 1999

2.1. The most significant legislation

2.2. Significant "Education for All" activities

3. "EDUCATION FOR ALL" DECISION MAKING AND MANGEMENT

4. CO-OPERATION IN EFA

5. INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THE GOALS OF "EDUCATION FOR ALL" PROGRAM 1991 – 1999

Part II: Analytic Section

6. EQUALITY OF EDUCATION

6.1. Educational opportunities for special needs children

6.2. Educational equality for ethnic minorities

6.3. Availability of education regardless of parental financial status

6.4 Gender equality in education

7. THE RIGHTS OF PRE-SCHOOLSCHOOL AGE CHILDREN TO ALL-ROUND DEVELOPMENT

7.1. The protection of children’s rights

8. PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

8.1. Pre-school education- opportunities and guarantees

9. MANDATORY BASIC EDUCATION

10. BASIC EDUCATION –THE FIRST STAGE

11. BASIC EDUCATION – THE SECOND STAGE

      BASIC EDUCATION – THE SECOND STAGE: cont. 1

11.1. Children of mandatory school age, who are outside the system

12.SPECIFIC TYPES OF GENERAL EDUCATION

13. SPECIAL EDUCATION

14. STUDENT PROGRESS EVALUATION

14.1. Testing at the basic level

14.2. Latvian students’ achievements as compared to students of other countries

15. TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS

16. FINANCING FOR "EDUCATION FOR ALL" GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

16.1. National budget educational expenditures

16.2. The expense structure in general education

           The expense structure in general education: cont: 1

16.3. The World Bank Loan

16.4. The Latvian Information in Education Project (LIIS)

17. ACQUIRING SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

18. EDUCATION FOR BETTER LIFE

19. THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN THE EDUCATION OF THE COMMUNITY

20. "EDUCATION FOR ALL" GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – EVALUATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS

20.1. Major achievements in "Education for All" 1991 – 1999.

20.2. Problems encountered in fulfilling "Education for All" goals and objectives

Part III: Prospects

21. FUTURE GOALS AND OBJECTIVESNOF THE "EDUACTION FOR ALL" PROGRAM