No. 14




Discussion of Estonia’s higher educational strategy. White Hall forum

18 December 2006


RiTo No. 14, 2006

  • Marika Kirch

    Adviser, Research Department, Chancellery of the Riigikogu

The higher educational strategy, which is currently in legislative proceedings of the Riigikogu sets the higher educational development directions for 2006–2015.

The fourth White Room forum focused on the issue of whether and how this strategy guarantees that Estonian higher education will be successful in an open Europe. Many leaders in education and research who are concerned for the area presented their positions in advance of the forum. Critical discussion was held at the White Hall forum and a web forum, which preceded it. Among other things it was emphasised, that strategic document must be financed. If higher educational strategy texts remain just that and no attention is paid to the goals set out in the texts in practical policy, e.g. budgetary financing, nothing will change in educational policy.

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