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Education in Åland

Education in Åland
Ministry of Education and Culture
Minister Johan Ehn
National education budget (2013)
Budget

53.932 million Euros(public)

4.7% of GDP
General details
Primary languages Swedish
Enrollment (2014)
Total 4,491
Primary 1,910
Secondary 2,091
Post secondary 490

The levels of education in Åland are primary, secondary and higher education. Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 15. Compulsory education consists of six years of primary and three years of lower secondary education. Upon completion of the third year of lower secondary education students can continue to the upper secondary education which is carried out by the Ålands Gymnasium. Higher education is offered at the Åland University of Applied Sciences. Education in Åland is administered and regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Swedish: Undervisnings-och kulturministeriet ).

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Primary education 2
  • Secondary education 3
  • Other schools 4
  • Higher education 5
  • References 6

Overview

Swedish is the primary language of instruction in Åland. From 2001 to 2014, the percentage of compulsory schools' pupils that don't take courses in any other language than Swedish has increased from 16.8% to 31.2%.[1] In 2013 the public spending on education was 53.932 million Euros, or 4.7 of GDP.[2] In 2014 there were 657 teachers employed in all levels of education in Åland.[3] The total enrollment in Åland was 4,491 students in 2014.[4][5]

Primary education

Primary education in Åland is carried out in lower secondary school (Swedish: Lågstadiet) and it is provided by the municipalities.[6] It consists of six classes, it is compulsory and is carried out from 7 to 12 years of age.[6] In 2014 there were 1,910 students in primary education schools.[4]

Secondary education

Lower secondary education in Åland is carried out in lower secondary schools (Swedish: Högstadiet) and it is provided by the municipalities.[6] It consists of three classes, it is compulsory and is carried out from 13 to 15 years of age.[6] In 2014 there were 945 students in lower secondary school.[4]

Upper secondary education in Åland is carried out in Åland Gymnasium, which itself consists of the Åland Vocational Gymnasium and the Åland Lyceum.[6] The Åland Vocational Gymnasium (Swedish: Ålands yrkesgymnasium) provides professional training along with a high school diploma.[7] Åland lyceum is a tertiary education preparatory secondary school, providing general education and broad eligibility for university off applied sciences and university studies.[8][9] In 2014 there were 674 students in the Åland Vocational Gymnasium and 472 students in the Åland Lyceum.[5]

Other schools

The Civic Institute (City of Mariehamn; it provides informal education to adults that doesn't provide credits or special qualifications.[10] The Ålands Folk High School (Swedish: Ålands Folkhögskola) offers project-oriented courses in crafts.[11] In 2014 the Ålands Folk High School has 56 students.[5] Both schools offer Swedish language courses for immigrants.[10][11]

Higher education

Åland University of Applied Sciences (Swedish: Högskolan på Åland) is a university of applied sciences based in Mariehamn. It was established in 1997 and took its current form on January 1, 2003 after it merged with the Åland Open University.[12] Most courses are taught in Swedish, but there are some courses that are taught in English.[13] In 2014 there were 490 students in the Åland University of Applied Sciences.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Pupils in comprehensive school, senior level, studying no, one or two voluntary languages by school 2001-2014, per cent". ÅSUM - Statistics and Research Åland. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Expenditure of the Government of Åland 2000-2013, 1 000 EUR". ÅSUB - Statistics and Research Åland. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Number of teachers by level of school, position, sex and average age spring term 2014". ÅSUM - Statistics and Research Åland. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Pupils in comprehensive school by sex and grade autumn 2014". ÅSUB - Statistics and Research Åland. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Students in education after comprehensive school and at the Åland University of Applied Sciences autumn term 2000-2014". ÅSUB - Statistics and Research Åland. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Education". aland.ax - The Official Åland website. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "(About your Studies)"Om dina studier . Ålands gymnasium. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ålands lyceum" (in Swedish). Ålands gymnasium. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Välkommen till Ålands lyceum" (in Swedish). Ålands Lyceum. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Medis – vad är det?". Medis - Medborgarinstitutet in Mariehamn. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "About Folkhögskolan" (PDF). Ålands Folkhögskolan. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "About the Åland University of Applied Sciences".  
  13. ^ "Study on the Åland Islands" (PDF). Åland University of Applied Sciences. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 


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