Reaching the social cohesion in education: Perspective of Lithuanian teachers

Vaiva Zuzevičiute, Monika Miliušiene

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Abstract

The role of the teacher in the educational process has to be reconsidered within the process of social change. Social cohesion can be viewed as an integral part of sustainable development, based on an integrated, holistic approach to economic, societal and environmental development. The role of teachers needs to be reoriented toward the promotion of social cohesion in education, considering the different subcultures that are present. The empirical study described in this article was carried out in Lithuania as a stage within the VI Framework Project ìStrategies for Inclusion and Social Cohesion in Europe from Educationî. A semi-structured interview designed by an international team was conducted with eight primary school teachers from a Kaunas region basic school. The data obtained through the interviews was subjected for content analysis. The paper concludes that the interviewed primary school teachers tend to act as representatives that enhance the subculture of sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Teacher Education for Sustainability
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cooperation
  • Social cohesion
  • Subcultures
  • Sustainability
  • Teacher

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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