ERIC Number: ED333245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training of Specialists within the Soviet Union. Occasional Paper No. 129.
Paljanov, Michael P.
The Soviet Union has no efficient system of vocational training that provides adequate levels of knowledge for specialists working with new techniques and new technologies. General secondary school graduates with no preliminary vocational education become engineers. Secondary vocational graduates lack the opportunity to continue their education in the high technical schools. Perestroika of high, vocational, and secondary general education demands the foundation of a flexible system of vocational training, related to the requirements of the society, for specialists in different occupational areas. A pedagogical system based on research would prevent a situation in which the system of training lags behind the technical and technological development. The main goal of such research is to solve complex problems using systematic principles. The city of Tomsk (U.S.S.R.) is leading the way in the vocational reform movement. New forms of intensive vocational education and training have been worked out and approved. Curricula of general, vocational, and high schools are linked through flexible programs. Experimental research has focused on problems associated with intensive training of specialists under the present conditions of cooperation and interaction among schools and business. The need to strengthen the polytechnical content of general subjects and to improve the preparation of teachers has been noted. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. OC129: $3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Identifiers: Perestroika; USSR