The titularization of Latvian secondary schools: the historical legacy of Soviet policy implementation
Galbreath, D. J. and Galvin, M. E., 2005. The titularization of Latvian secondary schools: the historical legacy of Soviet policy implementation. Journal of Baltic Studies, 36 (4), pp. 449-466.
Related documents:This repository does not currently have the full-text of this item.
You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided below.
Few would deny that the Soviet occupation has had an effect on post-restoration policy making and implementation in Latvia. Indeed, many commentators of post-Soviet politics insist that we must come to terms with the Soviet to understand the post-Soviet. In our view, the effects of the Soviet legacy on the policy process are clearly apparent in post-restoration Latvia, specifically in the area of language education policy. This article argues that both Soviet and post-Soviet policy making and implementation can be characterized in three ways: duplicity, a Soviet ethos, and “professionalization”. In what follows, we first engage with the Soviet policy process in general and the 1958-59 education reforms specifically. Based on interviews with education professionals, teachers and parents, we then analyze Latvian education laws and their implementation in 2004, highlighting the legacy of Soviet governance.
|Creators||Galbreath, D. J.and Galvin, M. E.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics Languages and International Studies|
Actions (login required)