IOSTE– International Organization for Science and Technology Education
Number of Publications: 45 ( including 24 international)
The Main Publications:
1.V.Dislere, M.Kitson, H.Harrison Common Aspects and Differences of Adult Consumer Education in Latvia and the United Kingdom (28-35)//Scientific articles of the fourth international conference Person. Colour. Nature. Music. May 18-21, 2005, Daugavpils:Saule, 537 pages.
2.V.Dislere Consumer Citizenship for Life Quality in Latvia (70-78)// Using, choosing or creating the future. Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Conference of the Consumer Citizenship Network, 2004, Paris, France, 276 pages
3.V.Dislere Adult Further Education Motivation within Home Economics Teachers // Rural environment. Education. Personality. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, March 27 - 28, 2003, Jelgava, LLU, Latvia
4.V.Dislere Necessity for Further Education Within Consumer Science (358. – 361.)// Personality. Time. Communication. Pedagogy and Psychology. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference February 27-28, 2003, Rezekne, Latvia – 408 pages.
5.V.Dislere “Modularization and international cooperation possibilities within Home Economics education in Latvia” (113.-118.p.)// Eva Brinkmann Berufsbildung in der Hauswirtschaft – MODULARISIERUNG UND Zertifizierung im gestuften Qualifizierungssystem. genesis- Stand – Vision – Provokation, Hochschultage 2002 wbw., 152 pages. Germany
6.V.Dislere “Adult professional qualification within nowadays educational technologies”(159.-164.)//International scientific conference Part II “Decade of Reform: achievements, Challenges, Problems” 02. – 04. 05.2002, Riga,- 404.
7.Dislere V., Liepina I. Professional development within home economics teacher training.// Science and technology Education: Preparing Future Citizens, 29.04.- 2.05.2001 Cyprus, 95- 99pages.
8.Dislere V. Education and healthy Lifestyle in Latvia.// Reports from European Conference “Home Economics in the New Millenium”-from a cultural, consumer and health perspective, November 23 – 25th, Norway, 2000- 41–45p
9.V.Dislere Description of Teacher education in Home Economics in Latvia, (74-75p); Development of Home Economics in Latvia, (206 – 209p), Home economics in 100 years. Home Economics in the 21st Century. History- Perspectives – Challenges. The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, 2000 - 228 pages.
10.V.Dislere, A.Biedris Vocational Training for Home Economics in Latvia (326-330), Families 2000: Education for Families and Households Focusing on Competencies for everyday Living and on the professionalization of services; European Perspectives; Third European Conference, 26. – 28. 09. 1999 in Bonn // Irmhild Kettschau...(Hrsg.). Red. Mitarb.: Ingrid Ute Leonhauser...-Baltmannsweiler: Schneider-Verl. Hohengehren, 2000
11.V. Dislere, D. Grasmane. Teaching Home Economics in Latvia. –Stockholm, Hushållsläraren, Journal for Home Economics teachers, 1999 - Nr. 3, - 20 –21 p.
23.05.2006 /Vija Dislere/
Date, month, year
Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Motor Vehicle Institute, assistant professor
Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Information Technologies, Department of Computer Systems, assistant professor
Working place and post
5 J. Cakstes boulv.
Brivibas boulv. 28 Apt. 43
Scholastic institution, country
Latvia University of Agriculture, the Faculty of Engineering, Jelgava, Latvia.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. The Ph.D. course "System Analysis and Simulation" for North European and Baltic states
Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, Norway. The Ph.D. course "Control Engineering and Automation" for North European and Baltic states
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Ph.D. course "Measuring and Data Processing" for North European and Baltic states
International Livestock Management Schools, Ontario, Canada. Program "Dairy farm management apprenticeship"
Latvia University of Agriculture, the post-graduate course in the Department of Machine Repairs and Metal technology at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Jelgava, Latvia.
Mag. sc. ing.
Latvia University of Agriculture, the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Jelgava, Latvia
September 1997 ... Current date – vice director, senior lecturer (from September 2000 assistant professor), Motor Vehicle Institute, Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.
September 1996 ... Current date – senior lecturer (from September 2000 assistant professor), Faculty of Information Technology (former Institute of Informatics), Latvia University of Agriculture.
September 1995 ... Current date – teacher of Informatics (from September 1998 deputy-director in items of informatics), Jelgava Secondary School Nr. 4.
September 1994 ... Current date – head of the laboratory of Computer Aided Design, Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.
August 1992 ... September 1997 – senior lecturer, Department of Machine building, Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.
June 1988 ... August 1992 – lecturer, Department of Machine Repairs and Metal Technology, Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering.
June 1988 ... August 1991 – scientific researcher (part time job), Department of Machine Repairs and Metal Technology at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. Research group for Reliability of hydraulic systems of farm machinery.
June 1984 ... January 1987 – laboratory assistant (part time job), Department of Machine Repairs and Metal Technology at the Faculty. Research group for Reliability of hydraulic systems of farm machinery.
Number of publications – 48: books 9, articles 6, research reports 6, methodical materials 24, project works for Nordic Ph.D. courses 3.
Presentations in conferences (during last 3 years)
Presentation of the Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM / International Scientific Conference “Motor vehicle, logistics, alternative fuels” – Jelgava, 2003.
Development of “Electronic Teacher” for the Subject of Automobile and Engine Theory / International Scientific Conference “Motor vehicle, logistics, alternative fuels” – Jelgava, 2003.
Development of an Electronic Teaching Aid for the Subject of Application Software / International Scientific Conference “Information Technologies and Telecomunications for Rural Development” – Jelgava, 2004.
Electronic Study Material for Technical Subjects / International Scientific Conference “Advanced Technologies for Energy Producing and Effective Utilization” – Jelgava, 2004.
Technical skills and competences
Skills in use of different software – text editors, spreadsheets, data basis, presentations, graphical programs, different CAD packages etc. Key qualifications:
Higher education, Master’s course, doctoral studies. Ed. Establishments, country
Latvia Academy of Agriculture
Economic of Agriculture
Institution awarding degree
Academic Council of Latvia Academy of Agriculture
Economics of Agriculture
Candidate of Economic science
Academic Council H-4 of LUA
Economics of Agriculture
Doctor degree in Economic
2002 – to present Head of the Department of Computer Systems, Associate professor
1992 – 2002 Assistant professor in the Department of Informatics
1987 – 1991 Vice Dean of Faculty of Economics
1983 – 1992 Lecturer in the Department of Economic Cybernetics
1975 – 1983 Assistant in the Department of Economic Cybernetics
1969 – 1975 Economist in the Department of Optimization
of the Computer centre of the Ministry of Agriculture
Scientific research interests
Development of the Information Technologies in the Farms
Information Systems of the Agriculture
Contributions at conferences (last three years)
Development of agricultural information systems in Latvia, International scientific conference, Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Kaunas, 2003.
The origins and development of the Information Technologies and Telecommunications in the rural Development, International scientific conference, LAU, May 6-7, 2004.
Computer Basics – Academic Bachelor study program of the Faculty of IT
Computer Basics – Professional Bachelor study program of the Faculty of IT
Information Systems of the Agriculture - Academic Bachelor study program of the Faculty IT
Informatics – Bachelor study program Civil Engineering Sciences
Computer Basics – Professional Bachelor study program Home Environment and Informatics in Education
Number of publications: 44, including 35 scientific papers and 9 methodic papers
Gailums A. The Development of Information Technologies on Latvian Farms // Agriculture Globalising World, Proceedings of International Scientific Conference, Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu, 2001, 116-119.
Gailums A. Development of Agricultural Information Systems in Latvia // Globalization and integration challenges to the Rural Areas of East and Central Europe, Research papers “Vagos” Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Kaunas, Akademija, 2003, 44-49.
Gailums A. The origins and development of the Information technologies and Telecommunications for Rural Development, Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference, Jelgava, Latvia, 2004, 31-37.
In-service training (last three years)
Course of the Baltic Computer Academy – Computer Architecture, Jelgava, April – May, 2003, Jelgava. Certificate.
Course of the Baltic Computer Academy – Multimedia Technologies, Jelgava, April – May, 2003, Jelgava. Certificate.
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Name, surname: IRĒNA KATANE Birth date and place: 05.10.1962., Latvia
Nationality: Latvian (woman)
Family status: merried, 2 children
Work place:Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Education and Home Economics
Position: assistant professor