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Education and Teacher Training Agency

Education and Teacher Training Agency is a public institution responsible for the provision of professional and advisory support in the area of general education in Croatia. There has been an institute for teacher support since 1874, and its role has changed through time. Its legal successor, the Institute of Education of the Republic of Croatia was founded in 2002 (OG 153/02) and was re-named and restructured as Education and Teacher Training Agency by the Act on Education and Teacher Training Agency (OG 85/06), enacted by the Croatian Parliament in 2006.

Scope of Work

  • providing professional and advisory assistance in education

  • monitoring, improvement and development of education, from pre-school to high-school level, adult education, the education of Croatian citizens abroad and the education of foreign nationals in Croatia.

  • participation in the preparation, development and implementation of the national curriculum

  • providing assistance and guidelines to educational institutions, their principals, pre-school, primary and secondary-school teachers, and school-counsellors in relation to education

  • organising and implementing in-service training of pre-school, primary and secondary-school teachers, school-counsellors and school principals

  • license examinations for pre-school, primary and secondary-school teachers, and school-counsellors, in accordance with special regulations

  • reviewing and giving opinion on programmes in pre-school education, primary and general secondary education, general education programmes in vocational schools and adult education, unless regulated differently by special regulations

  • reviewing and giving opinion on general education programmes in the procedure of the certification of educational institutions

  • monitoring the development and implementation of Croatian National Educational Standard as a part of the national curriculum

  • lesson observation and teacher evaluation

  • participating in the organisation and implementation of student competitions and annual reviews

  • participating in the development and professional support to the implementation of national programmes

  • information and documentation service and publishing

  • participating in the systems of compulsory reporting on the implementation of ratified international conventions and recommendations related to education

  • other activities in education, in accordance with the law and regulations adopted by the minister responsible for education.

Organisation

The professional staff of ETTA are 110 subject-specific Senior Advisers working in the Central Office in Zagreb, and three regional offices in Split, Rijeka and Osijek.

Act on Education and Teacher Training Agency, adopted by the Croatian Parliament at the session held on 13 July 2006 (PDF: 73 KB)

The Statute of the Education and Teacher Training Agency, Consolidated text for internal use (PDF: 107 KB)

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