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.
The Challenges of Globalization for the National Identity of Trainee Teachers
The global society is characteristic of fast change which conditions the importance of the ability to adapt both for the individual and the society. The issues of preserving the national identity, historic succession and commitment to national culture are becoming increasingly relevant on a global scale. The transformation brought about by rapid change gives an incentive to preserve national identity and open the mind of the nation to the challenges of globalization. The paper aims to reveal the peculiarities of the expression of national identity of teacher trainees in the context of globalization. Ultimately it is the trainee teachers who will educate the new generation and instill the values of national identity.
Keywords: teacher, national identity, nationality, globalization
Modern society is characteristic of rapid change. Globalization, the development of information technologies, political, social, economic, organizational changes condition innovations in various spheres, hence cause the alterations of conventional norms and rules. Globalization is defined as a phenomenon happening on a social plane and encompassing various spheres of activity of the society, state and other (social) bodies as well as their environment (Tomslinson, 2002). The features of globalization – the intensification of interrelations, motion, speed, universality, etc. – determine the importance of adaptation both for the individual and the society without losing their national identity and upholding it. The upholding of Lithuanian culture is conditioned by the developing ties with other national cultures. The issue of preserving...