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.
Educational Science in Search of a Global Identity: an Introduction
Educational science is a collective term covering a variety of scientific disciplines that deal with the matter of education in the broadest sense. The focus of the work carried out within these sciences is on analysing educational processes and systems, as well as on the importance of the various factors that influence these systems. Over the recent decades, the growing global networking of human activities – which we refer to as globalization – has become a very important factor influencing educational processes. As is so often the case throughout history, pedagogy and educational practice do not precede social developments in this process, rather they follow them. Their functions are often dictated by circumstances: they are intended to promote processes which are already taking place, or to limit any adverse effects. Although it is true that, in Germany at least, educational activities which are concerned with globalisation issues have been around for some time now, the search for a global identity for educational science is by no means complete and may even remain unfinished forever. The articles in this band discuss this endeavour and push forward with educational science’s search for an identity. In order to set the scene for the task at hand, the author would like to clarify certain concepts, provide some background information and give a brief overview of the where the scientific debate currently stands.
Causes, dimensions and consequences of globalization
The term ‘globalization’ refers to...