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ERIC Number: EJ983340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Formation of the Spirit of Patriotism in Young People
Bykov, A. K.
Russian Education and Society, v54 n2 p67-81 Feb 2012
Patriotic consciousness is a complex concept. On the worldview level, it incorporates a number of aspects: (1) the "ontological" aspect--the reflection and assessment of the processes going on in society that have an effect on the individual's social space; (2) the "gnoseological" aspect--knowledge, understanding, and conceptions (in the form of patriotic ideals, traditions, and symbols) of this country's cultural and historical process; (3) the "axiological" aspect--an orientation toward the patriotic values developed by society, which, as refracted in an individual's worldview and spiritual character, are elective and are oriented toward the development of patriotic self-awareness; (4) the aspect of "emotions and feelings"--personal, subjective, and psychological experiences, perceptions, memories, premonitions, and preferences, characterized both by the emotions (either positive or negative) and the individual's affective state (stress, premonitions, and inexplicit worries); and (5) the "activity" aspect--the motivation to engage in significant patriotically oriented activity. On the social level, patriotic consciousness is a complex formation that includes various forms of civic and social consciousness (political, legal, moral, esthetic, religious, and so on) and represents the system of ideas, views, traditions, feelings, and moods of whole classes, nations, social groups, and individuals that serve as incentives to motivate patriotic activity for the development and defense of the Motherland. Research indicates that the formation of a patriotic consciousness among Russian youth has not increased their knowledge of Russia's historical past and culture. The patriotic consciousness of youth reflects their self-identification first and foremost as proud citizens of Russia, but this essentially civic interpretation of patriotism coexists with a decline in tolerance for non-Russian ethnic groups. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia