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.
Identity and Inequality: Artistic Activity as the Precondition for Social Integration
The paper discusses the aspects of perceiving and experiencing personal identity and inequality in artistic activity and by means of the phenomenological analysis highlights the features of social integration. The phenomenological analysis of the research data revealed artistic activity as a precondition of personal cognition and interpersonal communication, and the significance of negative experience in artistic activity as a personal and social challenge which is typical for social reality.
Keywords: identity, inequality, artistic activity, social integration
Young people have always asked themselves questions like “Who am I? What is my purpose? Are my surroundings the best place for me?” Identity issues were initially investigated by Erikson  who determined that the formation of identity results from the interrelation between a person and the society. The later researches stated that the formation of identity takes place in the realm of the integration of opposing qualities and is affected by the family and the whole mankind as well as its morality development . Researchers noted that identity and ethnic culture are inseparable from the perception of individual identity . Hargreaves  conducted a survey determining how important the art of music is for personal identity and its enhancement. The phenomenon which is by modern philosophy, sociology and other sciences called a “postmodern society” reveals a variety of attitudes, cultural assimilation and ambiguity of values. The postmodern society is losing the elements of the main agreements: belief...