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Problems of Civic Education in Latvia

Author(s) Rone, S., & Liduma, A.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper compares CiCe publications on civic education with the Latvian context. The educational content of pedagogical processes in Latvia, discussion and pedagogical observations are employed in this empiric investigation. In the context of the social situation of the inhabitants in Latvia and other European countries, different levels of knowledge and attitudes towards civic consciousness are investigated, and the need to include the subject in the school curriculum is explored. The problems of students include incorporation and alienation in the school process, attitudes towards the school’s demands and the student’s own rights. We conclude that civic upbringing takes place on the emotional level, and that civic consciousness should be included as a school subject.

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