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Pliner Yakov
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Profile: politics, pedagogics
Birth date: 1946-12-27
Birth place: Rezekne, Latvia
Residence: Riga district, Pinki, Babite volost
Family status: Married, two children, a grandson
Languages: Russian, Latvian, German, Yiddish
Education:1991 a training course for deputy ministers, attached to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
1965-1970 Teachers Institute of Daugavpils, profession secondary school teacher of biology and chemistry
1953-1963 Secondary School
Professional activities:Since 2006 - Member of the 9th Saeima
2002-2006 member of the 8 th Saeima
19982002 Member of the 7 th Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
1997-1998 member of Riga City Council
1983-1993 assistant chief of Schools Administrative Board;assistant chief of the National education administrative board;assistant chief of the National inspection administrative board;head of the Department on national minorities schools in the Ministry of Education of Latvia;- active participation in national minorities schools organization;- working youths training, new type schools creation;- prevention of minors delinquency;- lectures for pedagogues at the Republican Institute for- training of teachers.
1993-1998 founder and director of the private college of general education Eureka, the director of the foundation Parents to Children.
Thirty-two scientific publications and more than seven hundreds articles in the press;
Author and co-author of ten educational books, published in Latvia (two of them were republished in Moscow)
2000 silver medal of Cambridge international biographic centre (Great Britain) for For the Achievements in the 20th Century
1997, 2000 the 2nd place and laureate of the Valeria Seile pedagogic and methodic works competition
1997 doctor of Pedagogy
1985 the status of Excellent member of public education of the USSR
1983 - the status of Excellent member of public education of the LSSR
Political activities:since december 2003 co-chairman of ForHRUL
1995-2003 - member of Peoples harmony party
Hobby:sport, publicism, reading of science literature and fiction

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