Preparation of future teachers for the national-patriotic education of youth in the context of Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi’s pedagogical ideas
The article reveals the peculiarities of future teachers'training for the national-patriotic education of youth in the context of the Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi's pedagogical views. The main directions of educational policy concerning the national-patriotic education of youth are characterized. It is proved that the national patriotic education of children and youth is a complex systemic and purposeful activity of state authorities, public organizations, family, educational institutions, other social institutions on the formation of a younger generation’s high patriotic consciousness, a sense of loyalty, love for the Motherland, readiness to fulfil a civil and constitutional duty to protect the national interests, integrity, independence of Ukraine, the promotion of its formation as a legal, democratic, social state. It is specified that the most important priority of national-patriotic education is the formation of the value attitude of the individual towards the Ukrainian people, the Motherland, the state, the nation. The essence of the concept of «national-patriotic education of youth» is analysed, taking into account the pedagogical ideas of Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi. It was emphasized that the national-patriotic education by means of V. Sukhomlynskyi's conception traditions also reflected a whole range of educational aspects: patriotic (education of love for native land, the Motherland, sense of citizenship); social (introduction of samples of humane relations and nation's ideals into practice); labour (involvement in traditional kinds of nation labour activity); artistic and aesthetic (involvement in folk art in the types of arts and crafts, development of artistic abilities); ecological (increasing riches and protection of native nature, awareness of unity («man – nature – society»). It is generalized that, taking into account the pedagogical experience of the prominent Ukrainian educator-innovator Vasil Oleksandrovich Sukhomlynskyi, a true citizen of our state, we can effectively carry out the national and patriotic education of youth, formulate the younger generation’s developed patriotic consciousness and responsibility, a sense of loyalty, love for the Motherland, care for the common good, the memory preservation and worship.