The Position of a Teacher as a Factor of Forming Students’ Socio-Cultural Identities (On the Example of the Russian Civil Identity)

  •  Marina Shakurova    


The article presents experience of structuring and description of teachers’ position in the process of forming socio-cultural identity of the person, detailed in regard to the process of formation of one of the subtypes of socio-cultural identity–Russian civil identity. We identified and described real subjective, nominally subjective and non-subjective positions. Based on the author's vision of the essence of socio-cultural identity of the person, its relationship to personal and ego-identity, it is argued that educational organizations, teachers can play a significant role in shaping socio-cultural identity, and development of personal identity can be effectively accompanied. As invariant characteristics defining the teacher’s position as the subject of the formation of pupils’ socio-cultural identity we considered: level of information skills; importance of the teacher for students and/or “support” on the other significance; taking into account personal experience of pupils, their formed attitudes and preferences, referents’ influences on choices and self-determination; ability of the teacher to organize students’ activities and stimulate certain attitudinal reactions; the teacher’ reflection of his/her own characteristics of socio-cultural identity. For detailed descriptions, definitions of variant traits we considered the teacher’s position as the subject of forming the Russian civil identity and illustrated it with the results of empirical research conducted on the basis of schools in Voronezh and the Anninskiy district of the region, Voronezh State Pedagogical University.

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