|Author(s)||Zoja Chehlova, Ivana Popova|
|Editor||A. Ross, Teaching Citizenship|
Socio-political and ethno-cultural changes at the turn of the 20-21st centuries have made the question of spiritual essence in a person’s self determination in ethno-cultural discourse increasingly topical. Latvia is a multicultural society that comprises both the Latvian ethnos and a number of other ethno-cultural diasporas. The problem of citizenship education is especially important under the conditions of a multicultural society. Education and upbringing in this context is understood to mean assistance in forming purposeful values and attitudes in young people, helping them to build up a decent life-style acceptable to them in their future, while preserving and strengthening individual personality as a unique and inimitable ‘self ’. A teacher working to bring up junior adolescents citizens directs the pupils to comprehend and realise values such as treating human being as universal phenomena, attitude to family, home, and motherland – the basic human roots. The citizenship education content treats these values as fundamental for building a system, determining a world outlook of a person. The aim of this article is to determine the theoretical foundation for citizenship education, work out the cultural component of a literary educational content model in the formation of citizen feeling, and analyse the results of testing the model in the real educational process.