The Unique and Developing Estonian School
Concern over the unequal level of schools has become greater in recent years and affects both parents and politicians.
School reforms on both the macro and micro level are one of the factors that influence whether society will take shape as a sustainable learning society or as a corrupt society of risk. The article provides a short overview of the differences as of the beginning of 2005 between Estonian schools on the basis of the results of the school development plan study and a currently ongoing study entitled ”The school as an environment for development and the success of students”. So that the planning of changes would be expedient and management effective, it would be wise to take into consideration the characteristic features of different types of schools as well as the existence of various groups of teachers. Furthermore, the tendency of schools to develop as learning organizations that create knowledge requires that the universities where teachers are trained and the ministry that administers the schools align themselves accordingly.