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Rafalsky Oleg,
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Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Director of I. F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,  8 Kutuzova Str., 01011 Kyiv, Ukraine,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The effectiveness of education is determined by the level of preparation of an individual to make the productive effects in order to provide personal and social development.  In a great scheme of things, each educational system is designed to create the conditions for successful adaptation of an individual to the social and cultural realities of the society of a specific historical context.

The worldview basis of the development of education turn out to be convincing, thus, the educational paradigm will acquire the effective characteristics, if it makes allowances for and uses professionally mutually potential action of the shaping factors of the development of education in particular and society in general.

Each national educational system has to make allowances for the realistic resource limits of a country. If different conceptual models of education are based on different priorities for functioning and development of education, it proves either one thing or the other: either the lack of knowledge about the specific historical realities and perspectives of its society, or the intentions to make a tool for the satisfaction of other needs of the national education.

Key words: cause and effect connections;  conceptual basis;  education;  genesis;  innovative type of development;  mission of university;  social modernization;  system interaction. 



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