Linda Daniela

Linda Daniela
University of Latvia | LU · Faculty of Education Psychology and Art

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The professor and senior researcher; Dean of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art, Chair of the Council for Promotion in Pedagogy of the University of Latvia; Research interests include virtual education, smart education, educational technologies for learning, educational robotics, educational processes and solutions for reducing social exclusion from the educational processes. Professor is an author and co-author of publications about processes in all dimensions of education.

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National reports indicate access to HE for students with disabilities is limited in India and Bangladesh. These reports highlight the issue of exclusion of people with disabilities, women and economically disadvantaged students. The Supreme Court of India directed all higher education institutions to reserve 5% of places for people with disabilitie...
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With the rapid development of digital technologies they are also more widely used in education. It is possible that in future most learning will involve digital solutions. Nevertheless, it is clear that the use of technology in education poses various risks. For the educators to be able to work with technologies, support students' knowledge develop...
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The use of different technologies and technological solutions for learning purposes is no longer a novelty in the educational environment. Digital teaching materials are being developed that can be used both in classroom activities and for providing students with opportunities for independent learning. However, alongside these materials, there are...
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Social networking sites (SNS) have brought not only an endless flow of information into people’s lives, but also a significant problem that has already been given an official name – FoMO, or “fear of missing out” syndrome, which is a real phenomenon that is becoming more common and can cause serious stress. “Fear of missing out” syndrome is an obse...
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Year 2020 has introduced massive changes in the teaching and learning in traditional classroom settings all around the world as due to the abrupt outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to introduce remote learning systems and the amount of students’ independent workload increased exponentially. Self-regulated learning plays a crucial role in th...
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2020 brought the world huge challenges in almost every field when the new COVID-19 virus began to spread rapidly. Digitalization made it possible to use innovative solutions to ensure access to various services, to continue working, and to learn from a distance, but it made the situation different from the one we all were familiar with and raised q...
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The international conference of the University of Latvia (UL) was organized for 79th time in 2021 to provide a platform where it is possible to discuss the latest discoveries in science, discuss new research ideas, share the results of various research projects and show the achievements of creative innovations. The program consisted of invited sess...
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The project “Life with COVID-19: Evaluation of overcoming the coronavirus crisis in Latvia and recommendations for societal resilience in the future” (CoLife) was launched in Latvia in the summer of 2020. In this project, researchers representing different fields of social sciences were involved; researchers of education sciences were aiming to fin...
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Educational robotics has been used for a relatively long time to promote the development of students’ computational thinking, but in most cases, such activities are offered as extracurricular activities to students who are interested in robotics and programming or in specific study programmes in higher education. Despite the fact that Seymour Paper...
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Until now, distance learning has been considered to be an opportunity to study either certain courses or the entire study programme from a distance. Initially, mail options were used when students were sent materials by mail, and then they had to be sent back after being completed. Later, the possibilities created by TV and radio were used, but wit...
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In this chapter, online escape rooms are assessed as part of game-based learning (GBL) that can be used as a free educational tool for teachers to enrich their remote classes. This study was created to test the possibilities that an escape room can provide in a remote learning environment. The benefits and the downsides are explored to understand t...
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People have long talked about the use of technology in education and are looking for ways to incorporate diferent scientifc advances into the learning environment, both to help students learn and make learning more interesting for them as well as to ensure that future generations can innovate based on previously accumulated knowledge. Today, when w...
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This paper aims to explore the potential role of Master’s of Education dissertation/thesis work in developing twenty-first century skills. A total of 600 education professionals studying Master’s of Education programmes in five countries – Poland, Portugal, England, Latvia, and Romania – were surveyed. The findings have revealed that participants r...
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This study is unique in its attempt to combine the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with external variables and the Information System Continuance Theory, in the context of mobile learning. It extends TAM with the external variables perceived mobility and perceived enjoyment. Mainly, students’ perception of cell phones effect on their academic per...
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In the spring of 2020, when the entire education system worldwide switched to distance learning, parents became key learning agents, helping students to understand how to continue learning, how to use digital solutions and how to support students in this process. This article summarizes parents’ views on the distance learning process and the challe...
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This book addresses the role of appropriate, specialized, structured pedagogy for game-based learning. It is an important reference for researchers who have carried out studies in the field of game-based learning with a focus on the digital learning environment. The educational landscape has dramatically changed in times of global pandemic urging u...
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Along with digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have been developed in various fields, but so far the role of these IoT solutions in education has not been specifically analyzed, nor has the role of education in supporting knowledge about IoT and ensuring that this becomes commonsense knowledge. Educational researchers need to structu...
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This book is about the Internet of Things in the field of education. Specifically, it focuses on two major topics: IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to support distance education and new pedagogical approaches to support development of computational thinking with educational devices possessing the characteristics of IoT. As the educational landsca...
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Technology-enhanced learning is a term often used in discussions about the place and role of technology in education. Yet many gaps still need to be addressed from a pedagogical perspective to remove the veil of fascination from technology-enhanced learning and to ensure that its use is planned purposefully. Planning should take account of the inte...
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The modernization of the education system, the digitalization of the educational environment and learning management systems (LMS), where one of the solutions is learning platforms, are the most urgent directions today’s pedagogical work is taking to reap the benefits of the digital environment. Education quality can be improved in different ways:...
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This book focuses on approaches to teaching and learning that integrate emerging technologies to enhance the quality of education. It brings together conceptual and empirical insights to elaborate on the design of effective programs, educational policies and educational administration requirements. The chapters cover topics such as social media’s u...
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Epistemological Approaches to Digital Learning in Educational Contexts is dedicated to topical issues in school education and pedagogical science related to the learning process in a technology and media enriched environment. It opens up discussions on the development of the educational science sector and strategies for smart pedagogy to promote sy...
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Virtual solutions for exhibiting museum collections are no longer a novelty, as such experiences already exist in the world, but the remote use of museum collections for learning purposes has so far not been widely used in the educational environment. This article analyzes virtual museum applications by evaluating them from a learning perspective,...
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tehnoloģijas izglītībā (angļu educational technologies (EdTech), vācu Technologien in der Bildung, franču technologies dans l'éducation, krievu технологии в образовании) Šis jēdziens attiecas uz jebkuru mācīšanas un mācīšanās formu, kur tiek izmantotas tehnoloģijas un tehnoloģiskie risinājumi. Sākotnēji ar izglītības tehnoloģijām saprata visu, kas...
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VR and AR can bring changes not only to the everyday life of society, but also in humans’ cognitive capacity to perceive and imagine, giving them the opportunity to experience what is not possible in the real world, and equipping them with the possibility to see objects, places and situations that cannot be seen in reality. Technologies change the...
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Latvia and France’s Hubert Curien partnership programme ‘Osmoze’ is currently carrying out the cooperative research project “The gap between political development documents and practice of digitalisation of higher education” and the results of the project will be presented in this paper. The results reveal the competence of academics to carry out a...
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The relationship between master’s thesis work and teachers’ professional development has rarely been explored empirically, yet. Drawing upon a larger study, this paper investigates how teachers who were studying for or who have recently graduated from Master of Education programmes offered in five countries – Poland, Portugal, England, Latvia, Roma...
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The inroads of sophisticated technologies and related applications in the field of education trigger several developments related not only to the processes of managing education institutions across levels and domains but also pertaining to approaches to teaching and learning. As advances in technology impact all aspects of life, when adopting and a...
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Left-handers have always been surrounded by stigma and controversy, and attitudes toward this group have always been rooted in the ideas and traditions of power relations existing in a given society. Thus, the goal of this study is to describe the retraining of left-handers as it was conducted in Soviet education. The impact of political power on a...
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Progress in technology development creates new opportunities as well as new challenges for the educational environment, as it has to be able to transform the learning process so as to prepare the future generations for life and work with technology, both by using the opportunities created by technology and by creating new technological solutions. D...
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The use of robots in the learning process has been popular since S. Papert developed his LOGO Turtle idea and argued that students can construct their own knowledge, test their constructive solutions and be motivated to learn if they use robotics in the learning process. Today, the idea of using elements of robotics in the learning process is no lo...
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Early School Leaving (ESL) is a problem for many countries and some have pledged to reduce the number of children leaving school early to below 10% by 2020. Between October 2015 and September 2017, Italy, Greece and Latvia implemented an Erasmus+ project that used robotics to reduce the risk of ESL. The effectiveness of the teaching and learning ma...
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Various technologies and applications such as cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and learning analytics have received increased attention in recent years. The growing demand behind their adoption and exploitation in different application contexts has captured the attention of learning technology specialists, computer engineers, and busin...
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The conference will be held in University of Latvia on 7-8th of June, 2019. The proceedings of previous conferences are included in Web of Science and proceeding of ATEE Spring Conference 2019 also will be sent to WoS
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The progress of technology has raised challenges to the educational environment, so it is necessary to search for answers to the questions: How can one teach better? How can one scaffold the student in the learning process? What kind of competencies should be developed? What competencies do teachers need? What kind of technology should be used or n...
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Learning through online platform opportunities is one way of organizing a technology-enhanced learning process. This chapter provides an overview of the place and role of learning platforms in the pedagogical process, defines the differences between learning platforms and learning management systems and offers a toolkit for evaluating learning plat...
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Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR & AR) with its various computer-based virtual simulations and teaching aids have already begun to transform the medical education and training. The use of virtual labs and anatomy lessons including the use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) as in the delivery of lectures and surgery operations are explored. Th...
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It has been quite a long time since S. Papert introduced the idea that children should be involved in the use of computers in the learning process to support the development of computational thinking. Nowadays, educational robotics is introduced in different dimensions of education, but mostly it is used as part of a compulsory educational process...
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This study is conducted within the framework of the Joint Research Centre’s Project (JRC) ECIT, Empowering Citizens’ Rights in emerging ICT (Project no. 572). ECIT deals with 0-8 Young Children & Digital Technology. This qualitative study aims at exploring young children and their families` experiences with new technologies. It focuses on their (on...
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The learning process aims to improve student knowledge and competencies to prepare them for independent living, but learning is a step-by-step process, which facilitates the development of metacognitive processes when students independently are able to seek information, analyse it and construct new knowledge. Along with changes in the educational p...
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The first fundamental principle of the Magna Charta Universitatum (1988) states that universities are autonomous institutions that produce, examine, appraise and hand down culture through research and teaching. This principle defines universities as autonomous in creating and organizing study programmes and scientific research, among other things,...
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The field of education is not immune to advances in sophisticated information and communication technology (ICT). Going beyond the ICT-hype, the objective of this paper is to examine to what extent and how technology-enhanced teaching and learning (TEL) can enhance teaching and learning and, hence, turn them into levers of sustainable socioeconomic...
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The modern world is developing at a pace where few can thoroughly keep track of its progress. More advancements in technology, evolving standards of education, and ongoing cultural and societal developments are leading to a need for improved pathways of knowledge discovery and dissemination. Knowledge-Intensive Economies and Opportunities for Soci...
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Personnel working in institutional care have the important role of providing for the development of children who have experienced the trauma of being separated from their families. Personnel need to be emotionally responsive, able to form consistent, trusting, and long-term relationships with children, believe in them, support them in continuing ed...
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The progress of technology has raised challenges to the educational environment, so that it is necessary to search for answers to the questions: How can one teach better? How can one scaffold the student in the learning process? What kind of competencies should be developed? What competencies do teachers need? What kind of technology should be used...
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Why Smart Pedagogy? With technological progress, technologies and digital solutions increasingly entering the educational environment, the attitude to technology can be characterised as fear and fascination, where there are a number of people who believe that technologies create chaos in education, where students are not fully engaged in the learn...
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Learning through online platform opportunities is one way of organizing a technology-enhanced learning process. This chapter provides an overview of the place and role of learning platforms in the pedagogical process, defines the differences between learning platforms and learning management systems and offers a toolkit for evaluating learning plat...
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The digitization of the various fields of the society is developing more and more rapidly, which affects both the way people receive services, their acquaintance with innovations, new innovations and new challenges for the educational environment, in order to prepare future people for the creation of new innovative solutions, as well as to support...
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As technologies become more exciting, interactive, and reachable, various technological solutions are used in higher education. On the one hand, there is the conviction that technology and technological solutions are indispensable, both for improving learning and for making learning process more effective, both in terms of learning outcomes and in...
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This chapter summarizes the development and transformation of the International Journal of Knowledge Society Research (IJKSR) into a new form called the International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society (IJSEUS). The article uses a literature review methodology to analyse the 199 articles published in 32 issues from 2010 to 2017. The obtai...
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Even though it has already been 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regaining of independence for the Republic of Latvia, teacher education has to face various specific problems brought forth by the experience behind the "iron curtain" spanning over five decades. Ever since regaining its independence Latvia has permanently been...
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Social networks research has grown exponentially over the past decade. Subsequent empirical and conceptual advances have been transposed in the field of education. As the debate on delivering better education for all gains momentum, the big question is how to integrate advances in social networks research, corresponding advances in information and...
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Educational strategies have evolved over the years due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. Also, as learners move away from traditional scholarly media and toward technology-based education, students gain an advan...
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In this chapter, the authors would like to discuss topical issues in pedagogical science related to the learning process in a technology and media-enriched environment, opening up discussions on the development of pedagogical science's sector – smart pedagogy to promote a synergy between technology and pedagogy in the context of higher education. T...
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The digitalization of the world has brought with it changes in the mutual relationship of parents and children, upbringing traditions, and challenged the parents' role. Parents' attitudes towards the digital world could be described as “fear and fascination,” where a fraction treats the possibilities provided by the digital environment with uncriti...
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As technology is increasingly integrated into the learning process, it is also important to consider all aspects of the Technology Enhanced Learning process. Both those that promote the student's learning achievements and those that lead to different types of risks: student safety, physical and sensory development, metacognitive development, etc. T...
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This article is introducing the pedagogical principles of a new learning tool we propose to call with a new term – audigital book. It consists of a special device – digital pen, combined with interactive books. While touching the different parts of the books with the pen, the child can hear different audio-files – sounds, texts, rhymes, songs. Audi...
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The project "Robotics-based learning interventions for preventing school failure and early school leaving” (ROBOESL) mainly emphasises using educational robotics as learning agents to lessen the risks of school failure and early school leaving (ESL). The reason that this principle was chosen is that students, who are exposed to these risks, are oft...
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In the book “Innovations, technologies and research in education” there are included studies presented at the ATEE Spring Conference 2017 on emerging tendencies of the use of technology in the educational process, on the use of robotics to facilitate the construction of knowledge, to facilitate the evolvement of learning motivation, transformative...
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With the dawn of electronic databases, information technologies, and the Internet, organizations, now more than ever, have easy access to all the knowledge they need to conduct their business. However, utilizing and detecting the beneficial information can pose as a challenge. Enhancing Knowledge Discovery and Innovation in the Digital Era is a vi...
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In the increasingly interconnected world, the relationship among learning and teaching, innovation and innovativeness, entrepreneurship, business development, as well as sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic growth and development, requires a multidimensional interdisciplinary analysis. Importantly, information systems and advancements in sophist...
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In the increasingly interconnected world, the relationship among learning and teaching, innovation and innovativeness, entrepreneurship, business development, as well as sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth and development, requires a multidimensional interdisciplinary analysis. Importantly, information systems and advancements in sophis...
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In recent years, considerable attention has been paid in European debates on teacher education to upgrade teaching qualifications at the master’s level. However, still little is known about the usefulness of master’s level preparation for teachers’ professional practice. This study seeks to add to the existing body of knowledge by exploring student...
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Abstract Early school leaving (ESL) has become a problem plaguing many different countries around the world and several different solutions are being searched for. Gender, as a factor in early school leaving, has become a popular research topic among many researchers and has been displayed by recent OECD results that have shown that boys are droppi...
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Although the children’s rights to education are consolidated in the normative documents of Latvia the practice reveals that there are problems with executing these rights for children with learning difficulties in the mainstream school. The paper analyses the basis of normative documents of Latvia evaluating the rights of children with learning dif...
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The digitalization of the world has brought with it changes in the mutual relationship of parents and children, upbringing traditions and challenged the parents’ role. It is vital to improving the parents’ competencies for them to be able to promote the development of digital literacy. They are the role models of positive use of digital media and t...
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It is necessary to introduce changes in teacher education in order to include the acquisition of competences necessary for the technology-enhanced learning process both organizing the learning process and developing new and innovative didactic means that promote learning as well as using digital technologies that nowadays has become an integral par...
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Abstract: The realization of an inclusive approach to education in post-Soviet Latvia faces several challenges: a one-sided understanding of the notion of inclusion, difficulties with accepting tolerance as a public value, etc. Multiple criteria for the realization of inclusive education for teachers have developed in the study according to which t...
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The activities of robotics for promoting the learning have been used in the world for a rather long period of time; however, in most cases they are applied in work with children and young people who have profound interest in electronics, mechanics, etc. while at the same time they are rather seldom used to involve students whose learning motivation...
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This study investigates the role played by parents as mediators of young children’s access and engagement with digital technologies. In Belgium, Germany, Latvia and Portugal, qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 families in each country, including one child between 6 and 7 years old. Our findings show that parents of young childre...
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Introduction Preschool teachers emphasize the expressions of children’s aggressiveness as a huge problem in their everyday work and which they are unable to handle with the pedagogical methods that have been used currently therefore a study was started in Latvia in spring 2015 in order to diagnose the spread of these expressions of aggressiveness....
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The aim of the article is to provide insight into the role of supervisions in the program “Support for positive behaviour” which was developed in the European Social Fund Project "Development and implementation of the support programs for establishing the support system for young people under the exclusion risk" with the aim to decrease the social...
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p> The analysis of the legislative regulation which determines the rights of children with special needs and regulates their guarantee leads to the conclusion that, on the one hand, defining equal rights to all children to receive education but failing to ensure these rights to children with special needs in a place that is as much as possible clos...
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The study „Evaluation of the project influence on the development of inclusive education in project schools” was implemented from 2009 till 2011 in the project “Qualitative inclusive education for special needs children” (Education initiative centre, State Education content centre, Soros Foundation Latvia, more information in: http://www.iic.lv) wi...
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The article analyzes project as a method of innovative solution in higher education which may result in introducing gradual changes in the institutions of higher education. There is a universal opinion that universities are conservative institutions where changes are slow or they are not at all. Nowadays the emphasis of action changes and higher ed...
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Over the past two decades and even longer, countries have been trying to build standards-based accountability as a foundation for a higher achieving education system. In practice, however, we have created several experiences with certain domains, including test-based accountability and intemal and extemal evaluation of the achievements. Also, a fun...
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The programme ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ is part of the program aimed at decreasing social exclusion. It was designed within the framework of the ESF project “Development and implementation of support programs for establishing the support system for young people subjected to social exclusion risk” and approbated in Latvia – 39 educational institu...
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Research-based preventive support system for decreasing the social exclusion risk for children and young people from age 7 to 25, which ensures successful inclusion of those learners who have a high risk to drop out from general comprehensive school, or not to receive the certificate for the acquisition of basic education or certificate of general...
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As a result of rapid political changes and economic crisis children and adolescents in Latvia more and more experience different psychosocial problems. Reasons for these problems are varied, for example, parents go abroad in order to earn a living for their families, development of different addictions and new forms of aggression in the society, ra...
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The paper summarizes and analyzes the results of the research project "Methodology of promoting of new generation learning quality" started in spring of 2007 at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology (PPF) at the University