Dr. Iveta Ķestere

Professor at the University of Latvia. She is the author of more than 150 articles devoted to the history of education and the author or co-editor of nine books, among them History of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences in the Baltic Countries from 1940 to 1990: an Overview (Riga, 2013). She is included in the editorial board of academic journals in Lithuania and Italy, as well as Paedagogica Historica (Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group). She was an invited researcher and guest lecturer at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Germany). She is a convenor of 17th Network (History of Education) at The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) and the Board member of the Baltic Association of Historians of Pedagogy. Her current academic projects are New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent (sponsored by COST Action, EU EC) and Analysis of the audio-visual representations of the education showed in documentaries and newsreels under European totalitarianisms (sponsored by Ministerio De Economía, Industria Y Competitividad, Spain). Her academic interest is in the research methodology for the history of education and education under dictatorship, including history of school reality and history of teaching profession.

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