Implementation of ideas of humanism in alternative education: foreign experience




humanism, alternative pedagogy, alternative education, institutions of alternative education, forms of alternative education, strategies of alternative education, social inclusion, children, youth


In modern conditions, the trend of increasing demands on the education system regarding its compliance with the needs of society as a whole and the needs and requests of various categories of consumers of educational services is clearly observed. International practice has recognized that one of the ways to modernize the traditional education system is the introduction of alternative education. Therefore, in today's conditions, in many countries of the world, alternative education is not only formed and incorporated into the general education system; it acts as a significant factor in improving the traditional education system and its compliance with standards and requests of various categories of consumers of educational services. The modern realities of Ukraine, caused by Russia's full-scale war against our country, which caused large internal displacement of Ukrainian citizens, the departure of millions of them outside the country, a significant number of wounded and mentally traumatized, for whom the problem of choosing appropriate forms of education, development, life and of professional self-determination and self-realization, the necessity and expediency of modernizing the existing education system are put on the agenda with particular urgency. Authors analyzed the content of scientific definitions of alternative pedagogy, alternative education, forms of alternative education; the potential possibilities of alternative education are revealed; the leading strategies underlying the activity of foreign alternative educational institutions (bricolage, visualization, plurality of intelligence and transdisciplinarity) are characterized. The peculiarities of the functioning of individual alternative education institutions are revealed, which deserve special attention regarding the introduction of conceptual ideas of their functioning in the educational space of Ukraine with the aim of humanizing the education system in Ukraine and creating favorable conditions for the development, life and professional self-determination and self-realization of all members of society, especially children and youth.

Author Biographies

Vira Polishchuk, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, Ternopil

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Special and Inclusive Education, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University, Ternopil

Oksana Pryshlyak, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University, Ternopil

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages Department, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University Ternopil


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How to Cite

Polishchuk, V., & Pryshlyak, O. . . (2023). Implementation of ideas of humanism in alternative education: foreign experience. Social Work and Education, 10(3), 371–381.