Download and read online Teaching and Learning in Lithuania Since rebirth in PDF and EPUB This book is about the educational challenges facing teachers in Lithuania in the early years of the 1990's and the process of rebirth following the withdrawal of the Soviets. It uses the Fullan model to analyse the initiation of change and the problems that are faced by all those working in a post communist country. The essential focus is upon the scholars of Lithuania, their pupils and their teachers. This focus is illustrated by case studies and conversations with school directors. The contributors present this work as a record of the complexity of educational reform; of change in the functioning of the school community; and of challenge in the relation of teaching to learning. It is crucial to an understanding of educational problems of a changing society and in the challenges faced by a 'country in transition'.
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Download and read online Lithuania in PDF and EPUB In 1990, the tiny Soviet Republic of Lithuania declared independence and began restoring the mechanisms of independent government and democracy that had been suppressed by its Soviet invaders for half a century. Lithuania examines the first years of this rebirth in the face of the legacy of the Soviet occupation. In addition to chronicling the lively chain of events leading to and stemming from the declaration of independence, Alexandra Ashbourne studies the essential components of rebirth: the creation of domestic, foreign, and security policies and the revitalization of an independent economy. Drawing from the personal testimony of Lithuanians closely connected to these events, Ashbourne appraises Lithuania's attempts to rejoin the international community and acquire an effective security guarantee. She concludes that the damage caused by fifty years of Soviet domination created obstacles to the process of rebirth, obstacles that are proving difficult and even impossible to overcome. Readers of Lithuania will find its discussions applicable to most former Soviet republics and Eastern Bloc states. The book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Lithuania, Soviet history, and international political policy.
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