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ERIC Number: EJ1121136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2255-7547
Holistic Approach as Viewed by the Basic School Teachers in Latvia
Badjanova, Jelena; Iliško, Dzintra
Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, v6 n1 p132-140 Dec 2015
The article points to new competencies required from basic school teachers, reinforced by the reform processes in the educational system in Latvia, the quality assurance of educational process, and modernisation and critical re-evaluation of educational materials and standards. The authors view sustainability as an integral part of reform processes in the country. The aim of the study is to evaluate the perspective of basic education teachers from the diverse regions of Latvia on the use of holistic approach for shaping the content of basic education. The authors have analysed basic school teachers' understanding of a holistic approach towards teaching and a learner. By means of a survey the authors have explored the features of teachers' perception of a holistic approach to their teaching. The authors conclude that sustainability cannot be left to the initiative of individual teachers but should be implemented as a whole-school policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia
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