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.
Is it Possible to Create a Global Identity of Educational Science?
Even though there are a lot of globally oriented large scale studies like e.g. PISA the crea- tion of a global educational science is a task still to be done because this sort of studies is likely to produce a methodological “monoculture” which is additionally connected with a certain type of global governance mainly based on economic criteria. This “monoculture” is conflicting with the demands of methodological and theoretic pluralism we should strive for. Moreover, the method is indifferent concerning the contents of a global educational science: Is there a way to create a global common idea of education? This is an open question to be thoroughly discussed but one thing seems to be sure: There will be no globalization without diversity.
The subject of my contribution to this conference is directly derived from its title “Educational Science in Search of Global Identity” which I like to formulate as a question: Is it possible to create a global educational science and what would or what should it be like?
The title implies that the creation of a global educational science is a task still to be done and that it is worth to do so. I think it is not only worth but it is necessary to search a global attitude because educational problems, at least those concerning school, have to be discussed on a global level. Since TIMSS and PISA, two studies which aim at globalizing...