Education in Lithuania

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Series Details October 2017
Publication Date October 2017
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Lithuania has achieved steady expansion of participation in education, substantially widening access to early childhood education and care and tertiary education, coupling this with nearly universal participation in secondary education.

However, if Lithuania’s education system was to help the nation respond effectively to economic opportunities and demographic challenges, improvements in the performance of its schools and its higher education institutions were needed. Improved performance required that Lithuania clarify and raise expectations of performance, align resources in support of raised performance expectations, strengthen performance monitoring and the assurance of quality, and build institutional capacity to achieve high performance. This orientation to improvement should be carried across each sector of its education system.

This report assessed Lithuania’s policies and practices against best practice in education from across the OECD and other countries in the region. It analysed its education system’s major strengths and the challenges it faced, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. It offered recommendations on how Lithuania could improve quality and equity to support strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

This report would be of interest in Lithuania and other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.

Reviews of National Policies for Education offer customised, in-depth analysis and advice to assist policy makers in developing and implementing education policy. Individual reviews can focus on a specific policy area, a particular level of education or a country’s entire education system. These reviews are conducted at the request of the country concerned.

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