London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

The development of multicultural identity among senior secondary school students in Latvia

Author(s) Chehlov, M., Chehlova, Z. & Korjuhina, j.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2011  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Europe's Future: Citizenship in a Changing World  
Age group -  
The current economic and socio-political crisis in Latvia indicates a need to bring the issue of multicultural identity to the foreground. Unfortunately, the traditional educational models currently functioning in Latvia do not give young people the necessary foundation for productive interaction with representatives of other ethno-cultural traditions and lifestyles. The purpose of the paper is to give theoretical basis and empirical verification to a pedagogical model that aims to foster the development of multicultural identity. Research focuses on senior secondary school students in two national minority schools in Latvia. Key words: multicultural identity, interpersonal cultural dialogue, cultural component in the content of education.

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