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International study to discover civic competence level of Latvian pupils

BC, Riga, 21.07.2020.Print version
International civic education study by the end of 2023 will study the civic competence level of Latvian pupils, LETA learned from the Education and Science Ministry.

An agreement has been signed between the Education and Science Ministry and the University of Latvia.

The ministry's deputy state secretary Gunta Araja said that Latvia's participation in the international civic education study will ensure internationally comparable data, therefore it will be a contribution to improvement of Latvia's education quality in the future.

The study will reveal data on pupils' role in relation to global citizenship, sustainability of the environment, social interaction at schools, use of new social media for civic engagement, digital citizenship, migration.

Work on the study will be launched this year, engaging 1,600 pupils and almost 400 teachers from 30 schools across Latvia.

Interest in the study has been voiced by 38 countries from four continents. Also, Latvia is one of 28 participants who will collect the data digitally, not on paper.

Ireta Cekse, coordinator of the study, said that Latvia has been participating in the study for the fourth time. 

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