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The Resource From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism : reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia, by Iveta Silova ; foreword by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, (electronic resource)

From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism : reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia, by Iveta Silova ; foreword by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, (electronic resource)

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From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism : reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia
Title
From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism
Title remainder
reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia
Statement of responsibility
by Iveta Silova ; foreword by Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rarely do we find books in educational research that are both thick in context and rich in theory. Usually books emphasize one over the other. Authors that engage in thick descriptions tend to fall short of explaining what larger theoretical issue their case stands for. Vice versa, authors who make a case for a particular theory do not always describe their case in sufficient detail. From Sites to Occupation to Symbols of Multiculturalism is a remarkable exception. The book is a major break-through in case study methodology, multiculturalism and policy borrowing/lending research. The book investigates a puzzle: how is it that one and the same system, the system of separate schooling for Latvian and Russian speakers, is seen as a site of occupation during one period (1987-1990) and as a symbol of multiculturalism in the next (1991-1999)? The system has stayed in place, but the meaning attached to it has been completely inverted. Is cultural change without structural change possible? Does it mean that the dual school system has become anachronistic, and will eventually disappear in light of the cultural changes of the past decade? The book is the story of a great metamorphosis of one and the same system of separate schooling that, at first unbelievable, gradually makes sense
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Biography type
individual biography
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Silova, Iveta
Dewey number
370.117/094796
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Research in multicultural education and international perspectives
  • Studies of the Harriman Institute
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  • Multicultural education
  • Minorities
  • Education and state
  • Post-communism
Label
From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism : reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia, by Iveta Silova ; foreword by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: between the (Soviet) past and a (Western) future : education reform during post-Soviet transformation processes -- Legacies of the past : the historical context of education reform -- Recreating European "space" in Latvian education -- The new meanings of minority education : global pressures, local politics, and conceptual disputes -- Institutionalizing integration in education policy and practice : rebellion under the radar -- Education reform at a crossroads : broken promises, lost opportunities -- Conclusion : reconciling international pressures with domestic politics : the "national problem" re-conceptualized
Control code
ocn666921167
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607527770
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666921167
Label
From sites of occupation to symbols of multiculturalism : reconceptualizing minority education in post-Soviet Latvia, by Iveta Silova ; foreword by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: between the (Soviet) past and a (Western) future : education reform during post-Soviet transformation processes -- Legacies of the past : the historical context of education reform -- Recreating European "space" in Latvian education -- The new meanings of minority education : global pressures, local politics, and conceptual disputes -- Institutionalizing integration in education policy and practice : rebellion under the radar -- Education reform at a crossroads : broken promises, lost opportunities -- Conclusion : reconciling international pressures with domestic politics : the "national problem" re-conceptualized
Control code
ocn666921167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607527770
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666921167

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