Sociocultural lituanization in gymnasiums of national minorities in Kaunas 1926–1940

  • Mindaugas Balkus Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History
Keywords: Gymnasiums;Lithuania 1926–1940;Kaunas interwar;National minorities;Lithuanization

Abstract

In this article sociocultural lituanization in gymnasiums of national minorities in Kaunas in 1926–1940 is analysed as well as teaching (learning) of subjects of Lithuanian language and literature, History of Lithuania and its results are discussed. The attitude of gymnasiums’ communities for the lithuanization of the pupils is evaluated. The study found that in 1926–1940 the pupils’ skills of the Lithuanian language and literature and the History of Lithuania improved, but the desired level of Ministry of Education wasn’t reached. Jewish and Russian gymnasiums were more favorable for the lithuanization; however, Polish and German gymnasiums were less favorable.

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Published
2020-01-08
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Balkus, M. 2020. Sociocultural lituanization in gymnasiums of national minorities in Kaunas 1926–1940. History. 113, 1 (Jan. 2020), 38-65. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15823/istorija.2019.113.2.
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