The necessity of vocational educational changes as perceived by Estonian vocational teachers

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Author: Sirk, Meidi; Umarik, Meril; Loogma, Krista


The study discusses how vocational education changes in Estonia have been perceived by vocational teachers. Vocational teachers have been challenged in terms of making sense of and adapting to the educational changes triggered by reform policies introduced in recent decades. As reforms have often not been implemented as planned, it is essential to understand which changes teachers view as necessary in their professional work. The analysis is based on a quantitative survey conducted among vocational teachers. K-means clustering was used and three clusters of [vocational education and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Education and training reform; Educational policy; Professional development; Perception; Attitude; Survey

Geographic subjects: Estonia; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2020

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Pages: [preprint]

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 140.232

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