Ethno-Confessional Education of the Mennonite Colonists in the South of Ukraine in the ХIХ Century: A Historical and Pedagogical Analysis


  • Svetlana Brezhnieva
  • Natalia Seheda
  • Olga Funtikova



The aim of the research is to highlight the main German philosophical, pedagogical, didactic ideas, the regulatory foundations of the organization of the school business, the leading principle of compulsory youth education and chronological presentation of major socio-cultural events that directly influenced the formation of ethno-denominational educational results in the South of Ukraine in the ХIХ century. On the basis of interdisciplinary approach, the complex of general scientific and special methods is used: historical and comparative analysis and historical and genetic analysis, systematization of scientific, educational and methodical literature, documents, periodicals. The authors comprehensively substantiated anthropotheological goal, ideas, regulatory principles of the organization of training, training of teaching staff, system-building principle, as the observance of the basic provision on compulsory education of young people, strengthening the material infrastructure of schools in the South of Ukraine. The historical genesis of the beginning of formation, prosperity and the first signs of neglect of ethno-confessional education of the Mennonite-colonists in the South Ukrainian lands during the studied period demonstrates the purposeful influence of the ideals, traditions, beliefs and public perceptions of the development of economic welfare. Negative changes are also noted, that is, the gradual loss of ethno-confessionality, as the central structure of the creative component of the model under the influence of the birth of a new industrial council and the onset of foreign technological culture in the early ХХ century.