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.
War and Peace in Historical Education of Modern Lithuania
Aivas Ragauskas, Raimonda Ragauskienė
The article is devoted to experience of teaching peaceful values in history in contemporary Lithuania. The author present tendencies of history teaching in Lithuania from 1990 to present. Lithuanian educational policy documents and historical textbooks are analysed (from 1990 to 2013) in the context of peace education.
There are a lot and various explanations which describe the concept of peace education because it is fundamentally dynamic, interdisciplinary and multicultural. Peace education has its roots in the history of peace movements of the 19th and 20th century. The peak of peace education in many countries was in the 1980s, after the European Security Conference which was organized in Helsinki 1975. Later on, the actual peace education was replaced by other trends like human rights education. In the beginning of the 21st century, peace educators which were concerned about civil and domestic forms of violence developed a new form of peace education known as conflict resolutions education. All these and other different forms of peace education about the roots of violence and strategies for peace have teaching and learning in common. “One of the founding principles of peace education initiatives is that learner can develop a sense of possibility that enables them to become agents of social change”1. It aims to cultivate the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to achieve and sustain a global culture of peace, and to create in the human consciousness a...