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.
Being Oneself: Changes in the Lithuanian Prospective Teachers’National Identity Building
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Ona Tijūnėlienė, Janina Bukantienė
The article aims to reveal the significance of formation of the contemporary national identity of the prospective teachers in Lithuania in specific interactions of personal life experiences and social and cultural contexts. The national identity is defined as a constantly changing and regularly revised multi-layer construct. One of important factors in the change of the national identity is considered to be a socio-cultural context of higher school which creates prerequisites for the reflection of the experience accumulated in the family, comprehensive school, and university, and for its transformation and synthesis.
A qualitative empiric survey was conducted. The applied research method was a non-structured biographical interview. The interpretation of the obtained outcomes disclosed the trends of the change in the national identity of Lithuanian prospective teachers preconditioned by the holistic self-training of an individual.
Keywords: The context of national identity building, social and cultural environment, self-building, trends of change
The necessity of analysis of the issues of national identity in teacher training is caused by the concern about Lithuanian culture being alive, so that the future generations, on the basis of that culture and by its further fostering, could create a meaningful and dignified life for themselves. The survival of viable Lithuanianness, Lithuanian culture, and being oneself in any historical culture, including the present, could...