SCENARIOS OF LATVIAN RURAL SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE PERSPECTIVE

Anna Laizāne

Abstract


In the frameworks of the research on Latvian rural schools’ educational environment there was carried out the forming experiment – cross-school mentoring in the organization form of five seminars that gathered 111 experts who represented educational sphere of two Latvian regions – Zemgale and Latgale. The aims of the article are 1) to give substantiation of the concept vision; 2) to describe the results of the cross-school mentoring seminars in the connection with: a) predictions of the future scenarios of sustainable development of rural schools and comparison of the results of future scenarios of 2004 with future scenarios of 2011 of sustainable development of rural schools and b) the influencing indicators of prestige and success of rural schools. The predictions of the future of scenarios of sustainable development reveal that there is an optimistic, pessimistic and realistic development and there are influencing factors of prestige of rural schools that are divided into two main groups: 1) representing factors of contexts (components) of school environment; 2) indicators of specificity of educational environment as prestige influencing factors.

Keywords


influencing factors of prestige of rural schools; optimistic; pessimistic and realistic scenarios of future development of rural schools; visions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2012vol1.27

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