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Education system in estonia

  1. 1. Karl Robert Vain Karl Heinrich Tamm Tim Daniel Putting 9A
  2. 2.    The history of education in Estonia dates back to the 14th century when the first cathedral schools were founded. The first university was established in the year 1632- The University of Tartu. University courses were first taught in Estonian in the year 1919. The University of Tartu is shown on the next slide.
  3. 3.   One of the biggest contributors to our education system was Bengt Gottfried Forselius. He established the first educational institution where students were given lectures in the Estonian language mixed with some Latin.
  4. 4.   He also republished the purified version of the Estonian alphabet. That was a big accomplishment because the ability to write had a massive growth in our society.
  5. 5.    The education system is divided into four levels which include the pre-school, basic, secondary and higher education. When you graduate from pre-school you usually go straight to an educational institution , where you will be taught basic education. This goes from 1st to 9th grade. Attending secondary school isn’t mandatory. You can choose between a course, where you can either learn a set of skills for a particular job, or you can attend secondary school which goes from 10th to 12th grade.
  6. 6.   Surprisingly only 18% of students who graduate from basic education end up in secondary school. The rest simply choose work over school or they start studying in a vocational school which means a special school of a specific profession e.g if you want to become a bus driver you should attend the offical school logistics and transport in Estonia (obviously)
  7. 7.   After you graduate from secondary school you can pretty much do anything you want with your life. The most common path that graduates choose is higher education (university), or work or again a vocational school.
  8. 8.     There are usually two types of schools for higher education estonia. Universities and Higher Schools of Applied sciences. A three year studying course in a university gives you a Bachelros Degree, obtaining a Masters Degree takes two more years. Getting a diploma in a school of applied sciences usually takes 3 years.
  9. 9.    Every estonian civillian has a right and a responsibility to get a nine year education free (that occurs only in public schools). Basically if you are smart and industrious enough you can also obtain your university education free. Estonia has got quite a remarkable educational system.