ERIC Number: EJ720328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 35
The Evolution of National Education and Educational Thought in Lithuania
European Education, v37 n3 p8-19 Fall 2005
By the early 1990s, the countries referred to in the West by the common label of "Soviet satellites" emerged on the world map as independent states. Despite their former Soviet status, most of these states had managed to retain much of their unique, centuries-old educational heritage and traditions, thereby helping to pass on important aspects of cultural and national identity through schooling. This study traces the historical interdevelopment of national education and educational thought in Lithuania. The first part of this article discusses five main stages in the historical development of Lithuanian education (from the late Middle Ages to the present), with a focus on national education and its relation to educational thought. The second part examines the influence of European and global policy frames on contemporary educational development. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the implications of recent trends on the future of Lithuanian education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Educational Philosophy, Global Approach, Educational Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Lithuania