Fundamentalization of the Social Workers’ Professional Training in the Context of Globalization Processes

Keywords: social education, preparation of social workers, fundamentalism, globalization.


The study is devoted to the problem of fundamentalization of the social workers’ professional training. The article substantiates the urgency of the fundamentalization of an educational system in general and a social education, in particular, connected with the necessity of forming the future specialist’s holistic perception of the world, and, at the same time, the profound occupation of the profession in the context of globalization challenges. The benefit of this study is that the main manifestations of the globalization of the sphere of education are outlined as: the emergence of a global market for educational services; the emergence of educational transnational corporations; the informatization of education; a convergence, which involves the merger and interpenetration of educational and social systems; an integration; the standardization of both educational systems and cultural values. It is noted by the author that the fundamentalization of the training of social workers takes place within the framework of modernization of social education systems characterized by decentralization of a social education management, the unification of the content of social workers’ training, the intensification of interdisciplinary cooperation, the internationalization of education, the introduction of distance learning technologies, etc. According to the purpose of the article, the essential characteristic of the fundamentalisation of education and specialists’ vocational training is outlined as that which provides for the transition from narrow specialized to fundamental and holistic knowledge, focused on the development of scientific forms of specialist’s thinking, its general and professional culture, and a high level of adaptability. The author of the article also outlined general methodological approaches to the analysis of education fundamentalization (systemic, synergistic, humanistic, epistemological, competence, acmeological, comprehensive, activity, person-oriented), each of them allows identifying problems of a system of the fundamentalization of the social sphere workers’ professional training, describing the ways and basic means of their solution. Moreover, it is also noted by the author that, under current conditions, the fundamentalization of education is one of the leading factors in improving its quality, the basis of professional mobility of a specialist.


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Author Biography

Vira Polishchuk, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University

Doctor in Pedagogy, Professor
Department of Social Pedagogy and Social Work
Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University,
2, Maxyma Kryvonosa Str., Ternopil, Ukraine, 46027 E-mail:
ORCID: 0000-0002-4119-4329

How to Cite
Polishchuk, V. (2018). Fundamentalization of the Social Workers’ Professional Training in the Context of Globalization Processes. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (8), 182-196.