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Denk- und Lernkulturen im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs / Cultures of Thinking and Learning in the Scientific Discourse

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von Beiträgen der XXI. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz «Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung» zum Thema «Denk- und Lernkulturen im wissenschaftlichen Dialog». Im Fokus standen neue Bildungsstandards für die Hochschul- und Schulbildung. Der Erwerb dieser interaktiven Kompetenzen in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung im Bildungs- und Erziehungsbereich sind Voraussetzung für die Bildung einer Identität, um den Herausforderungen unserer Gesellschaft im kommenden Jahrzehnt gerecht zu werden.

This volume presents a series of contributions from the XXIst International Scientific Conference on «The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training» on the topic «Cultures of Thinking and Learning in the Scientific Dialogue». The articles consider new educational standards of Higher and Secondary Education. The acquisition of interactive competence in scientific research and the educational sector is a prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.

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Scenarios of Language Politics (Algirdas Gaižutis)

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Algirdas Gaižutis

Scenarios of Language Politics

Abstract: The present article is an analysis of the important issue of language politics scenarios. The issue is discussed with regard to the historical experience of Lithuania. The occupation of the country by tsarist Russia, as well as the Bismarck and Stalin periods manifest that language politics is a constituent part of geopolitics. Through destroying the native language, some nations impose their own will on other nations and thus constrain the occupied peoples’ love for their native land and self-­respect. Presently, in the course of globalisation, several language politics scenarios exist. The author of the article discusses and compares them in the work. The main thesis of the article says that one needs to be precautious, critical and self-­critical in order to preserve the essence, beauty and priceless value of the native language.

Keywords: language, multilingualism, occupation, native land, personality development, culture.

Speech and languages have a fundamental meaning for the life and destiny of every one of us. When speaking about the position and development of European languages, as well as about their spreading areas and future or scenarios, the history of our land will be taken as the starting point.

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