Images of worthy future as a factor of positive socialization of children and adolescents: the idea of humanism

М.S. Guseltseva, associate professor, leading research associate of Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, PhD in psychology

Abstract. The turn of the 21st century became an important landmark in recognizing the crucial role of culture in social, political, economic and educational life. In postnonclassical epistemology values associated with human self-realization, dignity and self-worth of creativity were brought to the forefront of analysis. The presented article continues a series of publications on the phenomenon of culture as a multi-dimensional and multi-layered reality; on non-obvious, but priority idea on importance of culture and cultural psychological analysis in education policy; the role of cultural images and examples of a worthy future in positive socialization of today’s children and adolescents. The presented article focuses on the idea of  humanism and its role in identity development of a modern person.

Key words: methodology, cultural analytical approach, post-materialist values, the idea of culture, socio-cultural modernization of education, dehumanization and humanism.