Educational Ideal of Ukrainian Ethnopedagogies: Carpathian Vector


  • Nelly Lysenko



educational ideal, Ethnopedagogies, upbringing, Pedagogies, mentality


Educational ideal, methods, forms and means of folk-educational influence on its
formation, starting from the first years of baby’s life are topical problems for researchers. The main
element is an aim. The aim is an ideal image of the expecting result which is regarded as a guide
for the educational activity of a certain ethnic community. The content of the notion of educational
ideal is the imagery about the most important qualities of a personality, their manners, culture of
relationship in the society, behavior.
Ukrainian mentality is practicality, rationality, generosity, intellect in general. It is fully
reflected in the pedagogical aim. At the same time mental means spiritual. That is something in
thoughts and intents of a person. It is important to emphasize that Ukrainian ethos was formed on
the basis of several groups, not only having formed a nation, but also having synthesized the
temperament, traditions and customs, clothes and everyday life, culture in general. Hutsul, Boyko,
Lemko (121 ethnic groups all together) differ by the uniqueness of the appearance. At the same
time their internal essence, that is educational ideal, world view, ethic morals, are unchangeable.
Educational ideal is historically determined. Esthetic strategies, formation of creativity,
development of the abilities by the means of folk crafts and trades, upbringing of a host pierce
through the educational ideal of nowadays Ukrainians. The people aim to bring up their children
as true citizens: good kids mean quiet old age, while with evil children old age becomes a hell.
Thus, the educational ideal of the Ukrainians should be considered as a basis for modern
educational technologies projection.




How to Cite

Lysenko, N. 2014. Educational Ideal of Ukrainian Ethnopedagogies: Carpathian Vector. Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. 1, 2-3 (Dec. 2014), 153–159. DOI: