ERIC Number: EJ748467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 5
Problems of the Development of Ethnoregional Systems of Education
Belogurov, A. Iu.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n9 p32-45 Sep 2004
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, regionalization emerged as the basis and the content of the reform of the school system in Russia, the construction of alternative educational models. The tasks of preserving the social and political independence of the country's regions were linked specifically to the localization of problems of education on ethnocultural priorities. However, there were problems with the change in the paradigm of the development in the education of Russia. One such problem is how to take account of the multiplicity of factors and mechanisms involved in federalization and regionalization and the establishment of new correlations with world tendencies of development. In this article the author suggests several solutions: (1) the formulation of a unified conception of the construction of the content of education on the basis of the implementation the national-regional component within which a complex of various education courses are to be adopted in republic level education programs; and (2) on the inter-republic level, discussion of the development of school textbooks and handbooks, the formulation of flexible and alternative mechanisms for the training of pedagogical cadres for the implementation of the national-regional component in the system of general education, taking account of global/nationwide tendencies in the cultural and educational sphere of Russia. In addition, implementation of a national-regional multicultural education policy requires consideration of the following principles: (1) the principle of the dialectical inclusiveness of the national/ethnic culture in Russian and world culture; (2) the principle of the historical, cultural, and civilizational directionality of national/ethnic education; (3) the principle of the multicultural identity and self-actualization of the individual; (4) the principle of the universality of the cultural educational process; and (5) the principle of multicultural tolerance and inter-educational perspective.
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