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.
About nationality in the globalized world
Historic time endows the concepts of nationality and citizenship as well as their relation with a different and shifting significance in the arena of world politics. The fall of totalitarian empires at the end of the 20th century conditioned a second wave of the establishment of national states which demonstrated the power and vitality of nationality. In the European Union similar processes are also happening today and they show that citizenship is just a derivative of the dimension of nationality.
This paper is a discourse on what could be the present strategy of reinforcing the fundamentals of the state. Has nationality, which is being instilled in public education as ethnic culture, lost its meaning for that purpose? And what is the future of national states? Will they evaporate in the realm of globalized world, or will they become colourful cultural blossoms in the economically and legally integrated community of European countries? In the context of this dilemma the paper discusses the goals of education in Lithuania. The conclusions state that the reinforcement of ethnic culture is the goal of national importance and it has to be efficiently implemented in the institutions of education and culture.
Keywords: national identity, citizenship, national state, globalization, EU politics, cultural politics
The present-day complicated, constantly changing social, economic and cultural public environment is shaping the conception of national identity. And this is true not only of Lithuania,...