Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019

II. PEOPLE OF LATVIA Our common goal is a healthy, well-educated, secure and cohesive society. A strong national identity and a sense of belonging to the country, the Latvian language and culture guarantee the security and existence of Latvia as a national state. (..) Education (..) 125.We will improve the education quality criteria at all … Continue reading "Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019"

ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on education), 2018

I. Common topics Integration General overview (..) 54. With regard to some specific issues concerning historical ethnic and national minorities, such as expressions of a separate identity (for example mother tongue education or minority language media) or their participation in public and political life, ECRI refers to the 3rd Opinion of the Council of Europe’s … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on education), 2018"

Cabinet regulation No. 716 of 21.11.2018 (on pre-schools; excerpts)

II. The aim of implementing the content of pre-school education, its tasks and model of education programmes (..) 4. Pre-school education shall be conducted in accordance with the pre-school education programme models given in the annexes to the present regulation. (..) IV. The mandatory content of pre-school education, planned results of its acquisition by fields … Continue reading "Cabinet regulation No. 716 of 21.11.2018 (on pre-schools; excerpts)"

Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in tertiary education by 3 Special Rapporteurs (excerpts), 2018

We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the right to education; Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and Special Rapporteur on minority issues, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 26/17, 34/18 and 34/6. In this connection, we would like to bring … Continue reading "Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in tertiary education by 3 Special Rapporteurs (excerpts), 2018"

Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018

“Harmony” – 19.8 %, 23 seats (3,2 %, 1 seat down from 2014) “We shall introduce trilingual education”=”Ieviesīsim trilingvālu izglītību” https://sv2018.cvk.lv/pub/CandidateLists/CandidateList?id=ZTTi%2BonHCl%2BU6o9Y9odlVw%3D%3D New Conservative Party – 13.6 %, 16 seats (12.9 %, 16 seats up from 2014) “The language of instruction in state-owned and municipality-owned educational insitutions [shall be] the official language”=”Valsts un pašvaldību finansētajās mācību … Continue reading "Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018"