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"Philosophy of Education"

2014 year, number 2

On the changing role of the family in the personality formation

T. S. Kosenko
Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Vilyuiskaya str., 28, Novosibirsk, 630126, Russia
Keywords: upbringing, traditions, family, society, personality, development, dialogue


Family, as we all know, is a unit of society. It has always been so. There is a law: if the cell of the society is not healthy, then the society is in crisis. The Russian word «semya («family) comes from the word «semya («seed). Family is a union of blood relatives. Family is a micro-society. Family does not exist by itself, it lives in a particular city, country, is influenced by the changes in politics, economy, values etc. Many scientists studying the problems of the family are talking about a crisis of the modern family. This problem is global. Today, not all is well in the micro- and macro-societies. There are some reasons for that. In order to answer the question «what should be done to strengthen the modern family?, one must answer the question «what is wrong with the modern family?. Family is the foundation of upbringing the person. The author tries to identify the main institution of the personality upbringing by analyzing the role of family in various periods of development of the Russian society. An attempt is made to determine the role of family in the personality upbringing, to describe interaction between of family and social institutions, the measures that are taken to revive the «lost family values and its functioning as a unit of society. Some recommendations are made on the development and improvement of the upbringing functions of the family.