there is no VET research strategy in this country, all topics related to
the Vocational education development programme 2003-2005 are considered
as important. In 2004 VET research covered only the following topics: Quality
development of VET teachers and progress in VET development in line with
economic changes in the country.
2005 the situation changed significantly, leading to more completed investigations:
groups of continuing research projects, supported by the Latvian Council
of Science, cover the following themes:
of research themes dealing with HRD in mechanical engineering and metalworking
industries of Latvia (4);
of research themes dealing with HRD in some Latvian regions (2);
of research themes dealing with problems of socially vulnerable groups
process and quality of education, education reforms in Europe (3)
competences of teachers, teacher training (1)
market and economic development (2).