The new reality of development of identity is connected with new problems of the models of contemporary life: the fluency of identity, many contexts of identity, depriving the hitherto existing borders, virtual identity, and permanent crisis of identity. We should construct identity - as Zygmunt Bauman notices -on newly and continually created identities. Te choice of the identity is developmental necessity as well as developmental possibility. Te stable feeling of identity determines interdependence and the proper course of processes of distinction, integrality and constancy. Te search for identity is the most essential and the most difficult task in man's development. Te favorably shaped identity is connected with psychological adaptation. Te identity is of an interpersonal character, which is negotiable and changeable .Te presented study portrays identity formation from developmental and educational perspective. Constancy and change are showed as contexts of man's development. Te identity formation is the process of the construction of meanings supporting cultural attributes too. Te identity is analyzed as a basic task of the present education. Te study takes into account the perspective of intercultural education too.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.