17.04.15
Teenagers and their Social Engagement

 

O. M. Shamych

 

Formation of the younger generation of public activity, engaging them in socially useful activities, developing qualities of the state true citizen — problem of the formation and development of civil society. Submitted article reveals different approaches to definitions of «citizen», «public», «activity», «public activity» based on generalization and systematization those considered to be definition of «public activity of the individual» and «social activity adolescent» and revealed the structure of this concept.

Based on the analysis of definitions of public participation and its components described in the scientific literature, we made the following generalizations about the definition of the term: Public activity — is the quality of the individual, which is in its ability to influence to social life, to meet its own needs and interests, pursue your Розділ І Сучасні проблеми навчання, з особливими потребами interests and goals of a community to solve socially significant tasks to initiate changes in the relations with the outside world, the desire to contribute to society; respect and accept the rights and responsibilities of a member of society.

Since we are interested in civic engagement in adolescence, we tried to give the following definition: Public activity teenager — is the quality of the individual, which is in its ability to affect the lives of children group, to meet its own needs and interests, pursue your interests and goals of groups and associations to which he belongs, and decide important task for them, to act on benefit society to respect and implement in accordance with ethical principles and age opportunities of their rights and responsibilities.

The concept of public activity is closely associated with terms such as: public spirit, state, public activity. It is based on these concepts and compilation of definitions of public activity given in the scientific literature, we have given the definition of «public activity of the individual».

 

Keywords: citizen, activity, civil activity.

 

Source:

ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS / SCIENTIFIC WORK VOLUME № 10 (12). Kyiv, University «Ukraine», 2013.


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