London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Opportunities for the development of students' citizenship identity in higher education in Latvia

Author(s) Jurgena, I. & Mikainis, Z.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This article is about the experience of citizenship education in Latvia in forming various students’ identities in higher education within the context of European identity. The article analyses the specific characteristics of the content of citizenship identity in Latvia and students’ understanding of its key elements. There are also evaluated principal socially meaningful students’ activities and their participation in social processes at various levels, which promotes the development of citizenship identity within the context of social integration. The article summarises the results of several studies concerning the development of youth citizenship identity and various forms of their participation in social activities as an opportunity for interaction between identity and citizenship.

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