No. 14




Procrastination with a new study programme deprives teachers of a sense of security

18 December 2006


RiTo No. 14, 2006

  • Ilje Piir

    history teacher at the Tartu Forselius Upper Secondary School

The writer finds that procrastination with a new study programme puts Estonia’s teachers in a quandary.

Teachers want some sort of sense of security – any kind. It was a surprise that the University of Tartu, entrusted the task by public tender of developing a study programme, was not up to the task, and that such a conclusion was reached even before the term expired. A new group of syllabus and curriculum developers undertook the task. Such unexpected developments produce great doubts in schoolteachers: why and for whom such sudden steps? The writer reaches the conclusion that if curricula and public discussion are not organized sufficiently well, it would be reasonable to postpone the implementation of a new study programme.

Full article in Estonian