OECD Reviews of School Resources: Estonia 2016

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The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment; and other resources, such as learning time.

This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and the education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.



Governance of schooling and the organisation of the school network in Estonia

This chapter is about the governance of schooling, in particular the supply of school services and the organisation of the school network. The chapter places particular emphasis on areas of priority for Estonia such as the restructuring of the school network in light of demographic developments, better integrating students with special needs, improving the language support to Russian-speaking students and increasing efficiency in vocational education. It also reviews capacity and co‑operation at the local level for education provision as well as co-ordination for educational regional planning. The chapter further highlights the importance of increasing the externality of quality assurance processes and the need to review the regulation of the private school sector.


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