Taylor & Francis: Educational Research Abstracts Online
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;Urmanavičienė, Audronė ;Butkevičienė, Eglė ;Erpf, PhilippSocial enterprise in Central and Eastern Europe: theory, models and practice: [monograph] / edited by Jacques Defourny, Marthe Nyssens. New York : Routledge-Taylor & Francis, 2021. ISBN 9780367342197., p. 123-137This chapter presents an overview of the general Social Enterprise (SE) context in the country, analysing factors that shaped SE development, and discusses three main models of social enterprise in Lithuania, namely work-integration social enterprises, social-business organisations and entrepreneurial non-profit organisations, and their links to the EMES indicators. The Lithuanian Law on Social Enterprises was adopted in 2004 and amended in 2011. In 2019, new initiatives were launched with a view to legally defining and promoting the notions of “social business” and “social enterprise”. The aim of Work-Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) is the reintegration into work of excluded persons belonging to specific target groups, through production or service-provision activities. The leading players promoting WISEs are business-sector companies. Social-business organisations are businesses in which the social mission is the most important mission, and the main aim is to find solutions for social problems in society. Process evaluation of a bio-behavioural HIV research combined with prevention among GBMSM in 13 European countriesPublicationresearch article ;Dias, Sonia ;Gama, Ana ;Sherriff, Nigel ;Gios, Lorenzo ;Berghe, Wim Vanden ;Folch, Cinta ;Marcus, Ulrich ;Stanekova, Danica Valkovicova ;Pawlega, Michal ; ;Naseva, Emilia ;Klavs, Irena ;Velicko, Inga ;Mirandola, MassimoNostlinger, ChristianaGlobal Public Health. Abingdon : Routledge, 2021, vol. 17, iss. 5., p. 672-687 WOS© IF 3.356WOS© AIF 4.343Scopus© SNIP 1.398 Psychoactive substance use and preventive trends in higher education institutions in LithuaniaPublicationThis paper focuses on the analysis of psychoactive substance use situation and preventive trends within communities of HE institutions in Lithuania. The researchers used a questionnaire, thus applying the quantitative research method. The research results: strong alcohol drinks among students of HE institutions are not popular; the respondents used psychoactive substances for the first time while still at secondary school; more than one tenth of the respondents indicated having driven a vehicle while under alcoholic intoxication at least once over the last 12 months. The alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive substance use situation among students could be related to psychosocial factors: the possibility to relax, to reduce stress, to experience pleasure, to overcome boredom and to communicate. The results of the survey reveal an imperative to start a discussion about the formation and implementation of preventive measures against psychoactive substance use within communities of Lithuanian HE institutions. Scopus© SNIP 1.271
- research articlePublic performance & management review. [Oxon] : Taylor & Francis, 2018, vol. 42, iss. 3., p. 35-58The objective of this paper is to find evidence whether Lithuanian municipalities use new technologies to disclose all relevant budget information in a timely, systematic, and comprehensive manner. The article creates a budget transparency index for each municipality using criteria from theory and previous research and then builds an empirical model to identify what determining factors make the budget process more transparent in some municipalities than in others. The results show that the percentage of population living in rural areas and turnout at local elections are negatively related to budget transparency while the level of debt is positively related to the level of transparency. The findings also provide evidence that revenue per capita and level of intergovernmental grants are negatively related to budget transparency. The research contributes to the existing literature by adding Lithuania to the relatively small set of countries that have developed budget transparency indices for subnational governments.
1WOS© IF 1.6WOS© AIF 2.134Scopus© SNIP 1.123 Issues and challenges for small countries in attracting and hosting international students: the case of LithuaniaPublicationresearch article ; ;Wilkins, StephenHuisman, JeroenStudies in higher education. [Abingdon] : Routledge, 2016, vol. 41, iss. 3., p. 491-507The spread of the neo-liberal ideology internationally has encouraged increased marketisation of higher education systems right around the world. With marketisation promoting competition, efficiency and revenue generation, many countries have begun to recruit more foreign students. Higher education has moved towards becoming a profitable commodity to be traded internationally. Nowadays, also small countries are challenged to play a role in the international student market. The purpose of this article is to analyse the perspectives of key stakeholders in a small East European higher education system (Lithuania) on its ambitious internationalisation strategy to substantially increase the percentage of higher education enrolments taken by international students. The potential advantages and disadvantages of this strategy are examined and the implications for higher education institutions in small countries are discussed. WOS© IF 1.038WOS© AIF 0.922Scopus© SNIP 2.093 Theoretical features of the creative societyPublication[Kūrybos visuomenės teorinės savybės]research articleCreativity studies. Vilnius : Technika ; Routlege, 2016, vol. 9, no. 1., p. 15-24The purpose of this article is twofold. Firstly to analyse and to describe the phenomenon of creative society and to propose the features, distinguishing it from the predecessors – information society and knowledge society. Secondly to reveal the relation of creative society with creative economy and regional specialization. Research is based on the analysis of the relevant literature. The findings reveal that creative society is an extension to information society and knowledge society, but with the different set of main features. Creative society is foundation of the creative economy embedded to the place where it exists. It is organized in non-hierarchical form and opts for the exclusivity, with individual approach to the creation and specific roots in the education. By its nature the creative society is very place-specific and specialized by education and enabled by technology, constantly exploiting its specialization for the innovation activities and economic benefits. This research paper might be a valuable source of information for studying the development of creativity, society in general and creative economy. The further research and practical application could be used to develop indictors of creative society and apply them to study different regions with different specializations. 1Scopus© SNIP 1.219 Assessing “Global Lithuania”: the strengths and weaknesses of Lithuanian diaspora engagement strategyPublicationresearch article ;Klimavičiūtė, LukaJournal of Baltic studies. Portland : Routledge, 2016, vol. 47, no 3., p. 325-348Diasporas participate in the home country’s development through remittances, philanthropy, knowledge transfer, investment, and political engagement. Based on the theoretical perspective of network governance, this paper argues that governments can enhance diaspora contributions by offering incentives to engage with the homeland. The paper then applies this perspective to assess the effectiveness of Lithuania’s diaspora engagement policy. Based on successful strategies adopted by other countries, the paper makes recommendations on how to strengthen the incentives for the diaspora to participate in Lithuania’s political, social, economic, and cultural life, and on how to create a better environment for the diaspora’s contributions. 1WOS© IF 0.277WOS© AIF 0.64Scopus© SNIP 1.034 Subject area descriptors and curriculum reform in European higher education area: a bridging stone or a trap of specialization?Publicationresearch articleJournal of the European higher education area. Berlin : Dr. Josef Raabe Verlags GmbH, 2015, iss. 3., p. 73-93The program of curriculum reform in the European Higher Education Area logically leads from creating and referencing international and national qualification frameworks, implementation of common instruments of quality assurance and learning outcomes, towards coordination of curricula in sectors and particular subject areas. Such direction for the second decade of Bologna Process was formulated in policy documents of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve Ministerial Conference. Nonetheless, the analysis of the examples of curriculum regulation in Lithuanian higher education legislation shows that this direction may lead towards excessive specialization and narrow professionalization of study programmes. This evidence brings the discussion back to questions on degree and a cycle of higher education and how subject-specific disciplinary orientation of the curriculum can coexist with interdisciplinary dimension of studies and development of broader competences.