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Managing Ambivalence: An Interplay Between the Wanted and Unwanted Aspects of European Integration in Georgia

Book Chapter

Author: Lia Tsuladze

Published by: Radeljić , B. , 2021, The Unwanted Europeanness? Understanding Division and Inclusion in Contemporary Europe, De Gruyter, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110684216

This work was supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia
(SRNSFG) under Basic Research State Grant [number FR17_91].

“Conditioned” Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Georgia: Talking the EU Talk

Journal Article

Authors: Mariam Amashukeli, Diana Lezhava, Marine Chitashvili

Published by: TalTech Journal of European Studies | Volume 10: Issue 2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjes-2020-0016 | Published online: 13 Sep 2020

The article was prepared within the project “Challenges to Bologna: High-productive Labour Force and Higher Education in Georgia” implemented by CSS with the financial support of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) [grant number FR 18-13966].

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Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology

Author: Lia Tsuladze

Scientific editor: Nino Javakhishvili, Professor of Psychology, Director of D. Uznadze Institute of Psychology, Ilia State University

© Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Publishing House, 2020

ISBN 978-9941-13-930-7 (pdf)

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Is published according to the decision of the Publishing Council of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Educational Needs Assessment of Khoni Municipality Population

By Lela Javakhishvili, Tornike Korkotashvili

Abstract

The study aims to identify the educational needs of the Koni Municipality population. For this purpose, qualitative research, namely focus group discussions were conducted in the region. Total of 6 focus groups were conducted in the town of Koni and village of Nakhakhulevi. Respondents were divided into focus groups according to their age and place of residence, rural or urban settlements within Khoni municipality. The research showed that poverty and unemployment are one of the most pressing economic issues in the municipality. Majority of the currently employed individuals in the municipality work in agricultural, retail trade and furniture production sectors. Due to lack of educational centers in the municipality and limited financial resources, the majority of the local population does not have access to post-secondary formal or informal education. Namely, among most demanded skills and knowledge were foreign language proficiency, computer literacy and craftsmanship. Thus, these are the spheres the population would be willing to have training courses locally.

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