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.
Technological Education as a Platform for Developing Global and National Identity
The paper reviews the curriculum of technologies at Lithuanian schools of general education and its correspondence to the Lithuanian and European strategic and legal documents. The study of technologies today is relevant not only because it aims to develop the learners’ technological literacy and creative abilities, but also because it serves as a platform for developing nationality identity and tolerance for other cultures. The curriculum content of technologies is appropriate for the implementation of goals of globalization and has to be developed envisaging the acquisition of learners’ multicultural competence. The objectives of technological education meet the provisions presented in Lithuania’s Progress Strategy (2012) – to reinforce the citizens’ historic awareness and self-respect by promoting a variety of cultural and artistic expression, updating the national cultural and educational programmes as well as the repertoire and symbolism of public state events, and by guaranteeing the preservation of objects of cultural and national heritage and their skillful use for public needs. The curriculum of technologies corresponds with the Programme of the Principles of Lithuanian Ethnic Culture for schools of general education (2000) and this subject remains the main practical teaching subject which upholds ethnoculture, crafts and develops national identity.
Keywords: national identity, globalization, technological education
Lithuania’s Progress Strategy “Lithuania 2030” (2012) names the following problems of a modern society: identity crisis, the power of stereotypes, emigration, the reticence of society, the lack of tolerance...