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Estnische Lesestiftung / Estonian Reading Association (EstRA)

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / EstRA / Estra_engl.htm

Estonian-Reading-AssociationThe Estonian Reading Association (EstRA) is a non-profit organisation established in 1992 and currently has about 200 members from various walks of life: teachers, research fellows, speech therapists, special education teachers, librarians, psychologists, journalists, students and so on. The goals of the Estonian Reading Association are: the [ ... ]  

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The Estonian Children`s Literature Centre

http: / / www.eltk.ee / the-estonian-childrens-literature-centre

The Estonian Children`s Literature Centre was established in 1933. The centre acts as an archives library, specialised information centre of children’s literature, development and training centre, art gallery and children’s library. It organises local events for children and adults and nationwide projects, gives children’s books awards. Major projects are the Nukits Competition (Young Reader`s Choice Award), the Raisin of the Year Award, the Muhv Award, the Round Table on Children`s Literature, the Read [ ... ]  

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More Information

Total population
1 226 375

Languages
Estonian (official)
Võro, Setu (recognized regional languages)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99.8%
Male: 99.8%
Female: 99.8%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 95%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 83%
Tertiary (gross) enrolment: 68%
School life expectancy: 16.0 years

Government expenditure
14.0% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)
22.4%

Sources:
CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia

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