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The typical teacher in lower secondary education in Latvia is a 47 year old woman, who reports having 22 years of teaching experience and who completed a teacher education or training programme. Teachers in Latvia report spending 84% of their lesson time on actual teaching and learning, and 90% teachers report overall satisfaction with their job.
This review finds that reform of education, training and human resource development is an integral part of the transition to a democratic society and market economy. Latvia has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1990.