Educational role of Lithuanian cultural and educational associations in the Wilno region in the Second Republic of Poland)
This activity, which was under the influence of different and never stable in their assumptions and objectives of the policy of Polish and Lithuanian authorities implemented different forms and content. Cultural – educational and social associations of Lithuanian minority among their statutory objectives and tasks for education and upbringing also played a crucial role of the factor creating national identity of Lithuanians, together with expected attitudes and behaviors in political, social, religious and moral dimensions. They also played a great educational role activating in the field of education, economy and culture minorities Lithuanian. They united and strengthen the people living in the Vilnius region of Lithuanian nationality.
Keywords: Lithuanian minority; Lithuanian cultural and educational associations; Educational Association “Rytas”; St. Casimir Association