Congratulations to the new PhD student Giorgi Kobakhidze on the successful defence of his doctoral dissertation
Congratulations to the new PhD student Giorgi Kobakhidze on the successful defence of his doctoral dissertation ,,Cultural Literacy Education for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Gymnasium Students: Cases of Multicultural Schools in Lithuania and Sakartvel” (Educational Sciences (S 007), scientific superviser – prof. dr. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė), and on the acquiring PhD degree in Social Sciences in the field of Educational Sciences.
A brief annotation of the doctoral thesis is presented below:
Cultural literacy is a multifaceted and ambiguously defined concept. The theoretical part of the dissertation revealed the relevance of cultural literacy in the global world and reviewed the theoretical development of cultural literacy and presented the researcher’s hypothesis about the peculiarities of the cultural literacy education process in a multicultural school. In the part of the research methodology, the theoretical approaches of neopositivist and social constructivism are presented, the applied case analysis research strategy is presented and the research process and the similarities of the cases of the selected countries (Lithuania and Sakartvel) are described. In the part of the results of the scientific research, the data of the empirical studies conducted in the multicultural schools of Lithuania and Sakartvelo are presented, and the cases of both countries are analyzed according to the parameters of the cultural literacy study. The discussion part of the study discusses the peculiarities of the concept of cultural literacy and analyzes the repetition of cases. At the end of the dissertation, conclusions and recommendations are presented on how to develop the cultural literacy of students of II, III and IV gymnasium classes in a multicultural school.
Dissertation Defence Council:
Chair – prof. dr. Ona Monkevičienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Education, Social Sciences, Education S 007).
Prof. dr. Birutė Autukevičienė (Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education, Social Sciences, Education S 007);
Assoc. prof. Dr. Emilija Sakadolskienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Education, Social Sciences, Education S 007);
Prof. dr. Roma Kriaučiūnienė ( Vilnius University, Humanities, Philology, H 004);
Prof. Ewa Filipiak, PhD (Kazimierz Wielki University, Social Sciences, Education S 007), Bydgoszcz, Poland.