|Editor||Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society|
Intercultural dialogue is a key factor in the education of citizens: the acknowledgement of equal rights and equal value of other individuals who have a different culture and world outlook. Understanding these differences, and accepting them, is the basis for any multicultural society, including Latvia. Latvia is a multicultural society in which various minority ethnic communities live alongside the title nation. In conditions of social and political transformations, the ethnic and cultural minorities experience a crisis of social identity, which manifests itself as ‘the stress of acculturation’ the psychological essence of which is the disruption of the close ties between positive ethno-cultural identity and ethno-cultural citizenship.