Legal Provision in Lithuania

Lithuania’s 2003 Law on Education introduced the concept of a freelance teacher, defined as a person licensed to engage in educational activity on an individual basis. A freelance teacher can provide non-formal education or implement programme modules that supplement pre-school curricula and/or formal education programmes. Freelance teachers have the right to work according to their individual programmes, choose methods and forms of pedagogical activity, and provide consulting and in-service assistance. The Law sets obligations for freelance teachers, including observing ethics, securing learners’ safety, having a workplace for teaching that meets hygiene requirements, and implementing the teaching process agreed upon with the students. The Law prohibits freelance teachers from tutoring their own students in mainstream schools. Source: Būdienė & Zabulionis (2006: 216)

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