Two Levels of Educational Conflict and Self-Identity Building in the Process of Growing

By:
Dr. Alfonso Fernández
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The present paper shows two basic levels of conflict in the process of construction of the human being: the first refers to the primary socialization process as a consequence of the conquest of a cultural heritage, of the learning of human behaviour by self-coercion and overcoming of spontaneity, aggressiveness and biological demands of that impulsive and pre-social self. The result is a cultural animal, but provided with a social assembly which determines a conventional, conformist and ethnic-centred identity for him/her. The second level of conflict takes place with the necessity of the learning of a critic distancing and the overcoming of our own culture's restrictions if we want us to become qualified for the cultural dialogue, a fact that implies acknowledging the civilizing impulse involved in every culture as universal values, as a common heritage for mankind. The positive solving of this second level of conflict offers us a worldwide-centred and post-conventional identity.


Keywords: Identity, Cultural Dialogue, Values, Conflict, Civilization, Socialization
Stream: Community, Culture, Globalisation
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Two Levels of Educational Conflict and Self-Identity Building in the Process of Growing


Dr. Alfonso Fernández

Profesor Titular, Departamento de Pedagogía, Universidad de Granada
Spain

Licenciado en Filosofía por la Universidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino en Roma (Italia) y la Universidad de Valencia (España), doctor en Pedagogía por la Universidad de Granada con la tesis: "Paz y Educación en J.Krishnamurti". Actualmente imparte docencia en diversas titulaciones y en estudios de tercer ciclo como profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Granada. Trabaja en temas de Filosofía de la Educación, Educación para la paz y Educación para la ciudadanía. Tiene numerosas publicaciones en forma de libros, artículos y contribuciones a congresos en este tipo de temáticas.

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