Diversity in Latvian Textbooks

The study examines a selection of Latvian school textbooks in order to determine whether they reflect the multiethnic nature of Latvian society, and if multiculturalism’s principles are observed, i.e. if ethnic minorities are proportionally represented along with the majority, if the balance between the cultural heritage of the Latvian nation and those of the national minorities is achieved, and whether the textbooks contain ethnic, cultural and religious stereotypes.

In total 81 textbooks for 1-9 grades published in both the Latvian and Russian languages were examined.


Publicēts: 2004-11-16