The article is focused on the problem of correlation of self-determination and identity. Modern models of self-determination and identity, their structure, kinds and classifications are described in detail. The author's model of identity dynamics on the basis of such mechanisms as identification, interoirizations and self-determination is offered.
The author’s views on the essence of educational objectives and outcomes, on their interrelation in the area of general education, on specifics of pedagogical goal-setting, on the structure of the hierarchical system of educational objectives have been forming throughout almost 60 years of professional educational work. He represents common objectives of school education as a three-level system: development of the ability to choose some lifestyle that is appropriate to the current society development trends; shaping the experience of solving cognitive, communicative and other problems relevant to students without assistance; learning of work methods that are applicable to school practice and beyond it.