Dimensions of citizenship and nationality in the area of comprehensive education: experience of the Republic of Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Dimensions of citizenship and nationality in the area of comprehensive education: experience of the Republic of Lithuania
Alternative Title:
Postawa obywatelska i tożsamość narodowa w podstawie programowej kształcenia ogólnego: doświadczenie Republiki Litewskiej
In the Journal:
Multicultural studies. 2017, 1, p. 141-153
Keywords:
LT
Pilietybė; Tautybė; Tapatybė; Paveldas; Išsilavinimas; Etninė kultūra.
EN
Citizenship; Nationality; Identity; Heritage; Comprehensive education; Ethnic culture.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe rapid processes of globalization affect a lot of spheres of social life. They are assessed as ambivalent; the challenges of the contemporary epoch are especially painfully accepted by national cultures. The European Union policy does not attempt to level the variety of cultural expressions of its member countries. These processes occur spontaneously due to the increase in citizens’ mobility. This paper is a discourse on what could be the present strategy of reinforcing the fundaments of the state. Has nationality, which is being instilled in public education as ethnic culture, lost its meaning for that purpose? The conclusions state that the reinforcement of ethnic culture is a goal of national importance and it has to be efficiently implemented in the institutions of education and culture. This is also important in the schools of national minorities in pursuance of closer cooperation and integrity of the society. The paper also contains insights about a slightly different view on integration in region’s cultural space, held by ethnic minorities in Lithuania. A representative study (involving 1030 respondents), conducted in 2016, revealed that the youth is still interested in the history of Lithuanian nation / ethnic culture. People of other nationalities, e.g. Polish, Russian, etc., living in Lithuania are also interested in history of Lithuanian nation / ethnic culture. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.23734/mcs.2017.1.141.153
ISSN:
2451-2877
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