BISS has accomplished the study of ethnic and linguistic diversity in the pre-primary education institutions
BISS in cooperation with The Latvian Language Agency, implementing action plan for community cohesion in the education sector 2012-2014 of the Ministry of Education and Science, has accomplished research project Ethnic Heterogeneity in Pre-primary Education Institutions in Latvia: Study of Linguistic Situation for Implementation of Bilingual Education . Aims of the research were to clarify pre-schools' staff readiness to work within ethnically and linguistically diverse environment, to obtain both information on the Latvian language learning process and staff readiness for implementation of bilingual education in pre-schools.
The research included 406 pre-school staff survey, case studies about the Latvian language learning process in 15 pre-school groups with Russian learning language, which are attended by children aged 5 to 6 years, and in-depth interviews with pre-primary education professionals in various fields. The research results are transferred to The Latvian Language Agency.
Published "Latvia. Human Development Report, 2010/2011: National identity, mobility and capacity", prepared by The Advanced Social and Political Research Institute
Aim of the 2010/2011 report is to look at national identity, its competition with other identities, to explain the formation of national identity, and to detect the influence conditions. There were several researchers of BISS involved in the preparation of the report: Brigita Zepa, Evija Kļave, Iveta Ķešāne and Inese Šūpule.
Human Development Report 2010/2011 (.pdf)