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Образовање личности: између спољног детерминизма и слободе
Personality education: between external determinism and freedom

Author(s): Nada Vilotijević, Ljiljana Mitić, Goran Vilotijević
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of the arts, business, education
Published by: Српско социолошко друштво
Keywords: personality;education;development;freedom;determinism;instrumentalism;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the understanding of personality from social, psychological and philosophical aspects. It is emphasized that a person is a unity of unique and universal properties and has the right to freely develop his/her potential and live in accordance with the needs of his/her spirit. There are some contradictions between personal needs and interests of society. Education is an area that should help every individual to express his/her unique individuality. Education, however, acts between the two poles -free decision making, on the one hand, and social (state) coercion, on the other. Externally imposed determinism and the instrumentalist-market approach to education significantly restrict freedom of an individual to self-develop in accordance with his/her needs.

  • Issue Year: 52/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 915-937
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English, Serbian