Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
A long period of cooperation, collegiality and student exchange unites the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LEU) and the Heidelberg University of Education (PH HD). Our universities have achieved a remarkable level of steady international partnership to promote student exchange, academic cooperation, joint academic discussion, research and publication in order to mutually benefit from each other.
To look back on this engagement is very rewarding, but as our universities renewed their agreement of cooperation in 2013 our sight and will is as well adjusted to the future. From our side the academic partnership between LEU in Vilnius is the most intensive and constantly kept alive. Beside personal and institutional engagement it is owed to the facilitated conditions within bilateral state treaties, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the Erasmus programme and European funding for academic exchange. But we can’t neglect to face a decline of outgoing students in general. We have to concern ourselves with this issue.
It is an honour and a pleasure for me to give the foreword to the proceedings of the conference “Educational Science in the Search of Global Identity” 2013 in Vilnius. The topic was search for identity as educational researchers and teacher trainers inside a framework of globalization. I take the liberty to give some personal summary from presentations and personal communication on the conference.
Lithuania is undergoing a transition of a tremendous scale which is partly seen as an...