In Estonian education strategy education has been defined as the generator and maintainer of personal cultural and social values. This means that education forms and carries on value attitudes which serve as a basis for personal happiness, cultural sustainability and interoperability of the society. Participation in education facilitates the development of the state and develops the human resources of the society.
The share of older students in vocational and higher education is increasing
In the academic year 2017/2018, there were 153,300 students acquiring general education, 24,100 vocational education and approximately 46,200 higher education in Estonia. Compared to the previous academic year, the number of students in general education increased by 4,100; in vocational education it decreased by 900 and in higher education by 1600.
Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union
The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.
Today’s teacher Laur
Teachers in Estonian general education schools are mostly women and Estonia ranks among the last in Europe in terms of the share of male teachers. However, a balanced education landscape requires both male and female teachers. This article gives an overview of male teachers in Estonia today, the reasons preventing men from choosing a teaching career and potential consequences of the lack of male teachers.
People with vocational education in Southern Estonia
The article describes a new dataset that has been compiled from the data available at Statistics Estonia. In the article, only Southern Estonia is observed, but the dataset includes information on entire Estonia.
At the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017, there were about 222,000 persons enrolled in formal education in Estonia. Over 149,000 of them were enrolled in general education, 25,000 in vocational education and nearly 48,000 in higher education.
A well-functioning education system is the foundation of a successful economy and state. The article provides a summary of the more important educational indicators in 2016. The indicators are looked at by education levels and the more significant changes compared to the previous year are highlighted.
Effect of parental resources on attainment of higher education
Educational inequality and the impact of social background in the reproduction of this inequality is a relevant subject matter for the study of social stratification. The impact of background is exerted through various parental resources, such as material, cultural, etc. resources.
At the beginning of the academic year 2015/2016, there were 222,000 persons enrolled in formal education in Estonia, with 146,000 of them enrolled in general education, 25,000 in vocational education and 51,000 in higher education.
At the beginning of the academic year 2014/2015, there were about 223,000 persons enrolled in formal education in Estonia. Over 142,000 of them were enrolled in general education, 25,200 in vocational education and 55,200 in higher education.
At the beginning of the academic year 2014/2015, there were 222,966 persons enrolled in formal education. 142,515 of them were enrolled in general education, 25,237 in vocational education and 55,214 in higher education.