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6. Education and Training

6.10 Current debates and reforms

The following topics being developed currently:

  • formal recognition of non-formal learning, defining non-formal education in youth work with a following budget;
  • Starting from school year 2018/2019 in schools and preschools (from 1.5 to 18 years) will begin a gradual transition in Latvia to the improved content of education and the corresponding change of teaching approach, with the result that pupils will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes important for life in the 21st century. The National Curriculum agencys (VISC) project, "A Competency Approach to Learning Content", provides for the creation of support mechanisms for schools and teachers, municipality and parents to successfully change the teaching approach within five years.