Образователни постижения и благополучие

English title: Educational Achievements and Well-being

Author(s): Valentina Milenkova -

Language: Bulgarian

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2010

Abstract

The main thesis of this paper is that well-being is related to the degree of social integration, which has different aspects: economic, political, civic, and cultural. This means that people of the highest status are involved in various structures of society and have reached prestigious positions respectively. These people have complete and successful career realization, and are significantly more influential from a social point of view in comparison to other individuals. The second thesis of the paper follows the concept that the prerequisite for success and prosperity is education. The article is based on results obtained through the European Social Survey (ESS) from the 2006 and 2009 waves. Bulgarian respondents have stated that there are good opportunities for education in the country, and that the main goal of the education system is to discipline and cultivate social order skills. Education is considered by Bulgarians (and by most Europeans too) an important and significant factor for social success and achievements. In addition, Bulgarians want to further enhance their training and qualification (presented in the figure "lifelong learning"), but no conditions for this are available on state level, and business policies and measures are not developed enough to support personal educational motivation. In conclusion, on one hand, there are clear demonstrated educational aspirations, and on the other - lack of sufficient prerequisites for the realization of these desires and intentions. Personal aspirations for education are not sufficient for individual and social welfare. In order to successfully develop people there is a need for investment in education; in addition - it is a necessity for the study environment to be a part of an efficient economy, a stable financial and political system. The effects of education are complex, multifaceted and contradictory, but always connected "with" and dependant on all social activities and institutions. The structure of the article is the following: 17.1. Education and social integration 17.2. Education and social mobility 17.3. Education and life-long learning

From page no: 369

To page no: 382

Anthology: Wellbeing and Trust: Bulgaria in Europe?