|Author(s)||Zuzeviciute, V., Miliušiene, M. & Kardeliene, L.|
|Editor||P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education|
Changes in the society and education system show the need for a discussion of the professional development of the teachers in the post-modern era. These changes encourage and make us define the teacher's professionalization process and analyze the competencies of the contemporary teachers. It is very important to describe the professionalization process of the teachers in such a way that they would not "stand on a pedestal" higher than parents and community but develop a more open and interactive communication. This paper aims at identifying whether and to what extent Lithuanian teachers (based on the research methodology developed by the INCLUD-ED project international team) contribute to community building within the school and beyond as one of the important means for social cohesion.