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The Experience and Issues of Citizenship Education in the Higher Education in Latvia

Author(s) Jurgena, I., & Mikainis, Z.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This article analyses the experience of citizenship education in the Latvian institutions of higher learning, which is a topical issue in the present-day social and cultural development of Latvia. It attempts to analyze the content of the study programs of several Latvian institutions of higher education as well as the application of various study forms and methodologies in citizenship education. The practice of training future specialists in citizenship education, especially those studying social sciences, is also evaluated. On the basis of the empirical research, the analysis of the social competences of future specialists and the possibilities for the development of their social personality features, self-analysis and self-evaluation skills in the process of studies is presented.

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