Teacher Education in Russia

This book examines the history, recent developments, and direction of travel of Russian teacher education.

Author: Ian Menter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000417890

Category: Education

Page: 236

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This book examines the history, recent developments, and direction of travel of Russian teacher education. It draws on scholarly expertise and professional experience in Russia and locates the policies and practices that are discussed within the context of the continuing global reform of teacher education. Providing a rich description of the trajectory of teacher education in Russia, the book analyses the processes of change between the history, current practice, and future directions for Russian teacher education. The chapters consider the relationship between research, policy, and practice and examine the respective influences of the former USSR, of processes of wider reform in the Russian Federation since 'glasnost' and 'perestroika', and of globalisation within education. What emerges from the book is that the Russian case is a prime example of 'vernacular globalisation' in teacher education. Many important insights into processes of education reform and some of the major themes in teacher education are discussed, thus providing new perspectives that are likely to be of interest to scholars and researchers of comparative education and teacher education, as well as policymakers.
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School Reform and Society in the New Russia

In this book an analysis is conducted of the attempts to reform the Russian school system in the 1990s, setting the progress made and problems encountered by the schools against the broader context of political, economical and social flux ...

Author: S. Webber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780333983522

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The Russian school system should have an important role to play in the process of democratisation and the revival and modernisation of the economy in that country. Is it in a position to respond to this task? In this book an analysis is conducted of the attempts to reform the Russian school system in the 1990s, setting the progress made and problems encountered by the schools against the broader context of political, economical and social flux in Russia as a whole.
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Education of Teachers in Russia

Reform of public school education is a topic of national attention in both Russia and the United States, and this study demonstrates that the quality of teacher education affects the quality of public school education.

Author: Delbert Long

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0313310483

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Reform of public school education is a topic of national attention in both Russia and the United States, and this study demonstrates that the quality of teacher education affects the quality of public school education.
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Knowledge Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

A Cross-National Study Maria Teresa Tatto, Ian Menter. context, and to what extent do teachers in Russia possess these types of knowledge?

Author: Maria Teresa Tatto

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350068698

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education reviews the evolution of education policy on initial teacher education as an indicator of the knowledge that is considered important for nation building. It also looks at research on approaches and structures to initial teacher learning as an indication of the intellectual and moral direction to which schooling must aspire. Contributors look at these dynamics across a range of societies including Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, and the USA. Using a review of the literature approach within a comparative framework, the book seeks to answer the following questions for each country: What has been the evolution of different approaches to learning to teach in each setting, and what factors have influenced change over the years? What are the underlying theories that characterize past and current thinking about the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed by teachers and what evidence is used to support these theories? What does a review on the state of the knowledge about teacher education over the past 30 years reveal about the evolution of the research and knowledge traditions that have supported current and past innovations in teacher education? Maria Teresa Tatto and Ian Menter explore international variability in different conceptions of knowledge in the context of learning to teach and explore the way in which national and international influences interact in the developing trajectories of teacher education policy and practice, considering what knowledge is considered important for teachers to have.
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Political Transformations and Teacher Education Programs

Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 1(1), 59–80. Shirin, S. (2013). Commercialization of education in Russia in the first decade of the 21st century ...

Author: Miriam Ben-Peretz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814613

Category: Education

Page: 130

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Chapters in this volume discuss the impact of statewide political transformation on teacher education programs.
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Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater

As similar dramas unfold around the world, this book considers how members of scholarly communities and the broader public can respond to reformers’ stories of crises and urgent calls for reform on other national stages. “This book ...

Author: Elena Aydarova

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438476155

Category: Education

Page: 336

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An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater. Around the world, countries undertake teacher education reforms in response to international norms and assessments. Russia has been no exception. Elena Aydarova develops a unique theatrical framework to tell the story of a small group of reformers who enacted a major reform to modernize teacher education in Russia. Based on scripts circulated in global policy networks and ideologies of national development, this reform was implemented despite great opposition—but how? Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Aydarova teases out the contradictions in this process. Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater reveals how the official story of improving education obscured dramatic and, ultimately, socially conservative changes in the purposes of schooling, the nature and perception of teachers’ work, and the design of teacher education. Despite the official rhetoric, Aydarova argues, modernization reforms such as we see in the Russian context normalize social inequality and put educational systems at the service of global corporations. As similar dramas unfold around the world, this book considers how members of scholarly communities and the broader public can respond to reformers’ stories of crises and urgent calls for reform on other national stages. “This book provides an unprecedented ethnographic look into the making of national education policy. The setting, amazingly, is Russia, but the volume raises questions about how ideas become policy in other nations as well. It is thus a highly provocative and fascinating case study that should get the attention of anyone interested in national and global education policymaking.” — Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, coeditor of Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas
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International Handbook on Globalisation Education and Policy Research

Pedagogy and teachers ' personal qualities are largely ignored by educational policy - makers in Russia , who invariably focus their attention on the ...

Author: Joseph Zajda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402028288

Category: Education

Page: 828

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The aim of this Handbook is to present a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade. It has the objective of providing both a strategic education policy statement on recent shifts in education and policy research globally and offers new approaches to further exploration, development and improvement of education and policy making. The Handbook attempts to address some of the above issues and problems confronting educators and policy makers globally. Different articles seek to conceptualize the on-going problems of education policy formulation and implementation, and provide a useful synthesis of the education policy research conducted in different countries, and practical implications. The Handbook, by focusing on such issues as - the OECD (2001) model of the knowledge society, and associated strategic challenge and 'deliverable goals' (OECD 2001:139) - UNESCO-driven lifelong learning paradigm, and its relevance to education policy makers, globally - different models of policy planning, and equity questions that are raised by centralization/decentralization, diversity/uniformity and curriculum standardization issues - the 'crises' of educational quality, the debate of standards and excellence, and good and effective teaching. - will contribute to a better and more holistic understanding of the education policy and research nexus; offering possible strategies for the effective and pragmatic policy planning and implementation at the local, regional and national levels.
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Teacher Education

Raghu, R (1995) Preparing teachers for gender politics in Germany: the state, ... Teachers and democratic change in Russia and South Africa, Education in ...

Author: Elwyn Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749435745

Category: Education

Page: 268

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This text examines four key areas of teacher education. These are: theories, models and ideologies of teacher education; the control of teacher education by the state, and the role of schools and HE; cultural perspectives and the education of teachers; and continuities in teacher education.
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Teachers and Families Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care

Firstly, this chapter introduces the background of preschool education in Russia and its influence on teacher training preparation.

Author: Sivanes Phillipson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351397896

Category: Education

Page: 282

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The second volume in this Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries focuses on teacher and family perspectives of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The aim of this volume is to articulate the key components of teacher education and family practices that impact young children’s education and care. Each country featured in this volume presents its own unique perspective in relation to the cultural and societal constraints around teacher training and/or family practices and the thinking around those practices that are important for early childhood development. Offering a unique insight into how teachers and families work together in different countries, the book is essential reading for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood within an international perspective.
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Marx and Education in Russia and China RLE Edu L

Colleges Send out Work Teams into the Villages Medical colleges and teacher training colleges exemplify another method in which teaching is brought into ...

Author: R F Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136465581

Category: Education

Page: 4

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To many education students, Russian and/or Chinese education is at the same time their introduction to Marxism, and many students go no further. This book sets the record straight by giving a thorough introduction to the writings of Marx himself as they relate to education. It shows what Marxism implies for education, as aim, method and content. It then proceeds to compare educational developments in the former USSR and China in the light of this analysis, attempting to answer the question as to how Marxist this has been, in the schools and outside them.
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Russian Education

However , the Russian Federation State Committee on Higher Education would ... the Ministry of Education will undermine the coordination of teacher training ...

Author: Brian Holmes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815311699

Category: Education

Page: 364

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Teacher Education with an Attitude

What is even more striking than the shortage of research on the educational aspects of Russian immigration is the almost total lack of knowledge of Russian ...

Author: Patrick J. Finn

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791470367

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Explores collaborative, democratic ways of preparing teachers to educate urban, working-class students.
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Visions in Global Education

This book is a compilation of new scholarship in the field of global education.

Author: Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103095

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This book is a compilation of new scholarship in the field of global education. Previously unaddressed or barely touched upon topics include: the historical evolution of the global education movement; the development of a foundation for the formation of a philosophy of global education; an analysis of the competing orientations of global education and multicultural education; mentorship in global education pedagogy based on the master apprentice model; and the latest research of the impact of national policies in education on global teacher education practice. A unique contribution captures the complexities and geopolitical context during Russia's early hours of democracy in integrating global education in Russian education. Written by internationally acclaimed scholars, this book is at the cutting edge of new creative scholarship in global education. Visions in Global Education is a must-read for teachers in every stage of their careers, and will be useful in a variety of classrooms addressing global education.
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International Handbook of Teacher Education

Country Educational backdrop Governance Programme highlights Interesting ... Teacher education in the Russian Federation is controlled by the Ministry of ...

Author: John Loughran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811003660

Category: Education

Page: 582

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The International Handbooks of Teacher Education cover major issues in the field through chapters that offer detailed literature reviews designed to help readers to understand the history, issues and research developments across those topics most relevant to the field of teacher education from an international perspective. This volume is divided into two sections: The organisation and structure of teacher education; and, knowledge and practice of teacher education. The first section explores the complexities of teacher education, including the critical components of preparing teachers for teaching, and various aspects of teaching and teacher education that create tensions and strains. The second examines the knowledge and practice of teacher education, including the critical components of teachers’ professional knowledge, the pedagogy of teacher education, and their interrelationships, and delves into what we know and why it matters in teacher education.
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Teachers Democratisation and Educational Reform in Russia and South Africa

Teachers and Pedagogy Under apartheid, black teachers learned to subvert to survive. However, this subversion was often not a constructive effort and, ...

Author: Michelle Schweisfurth

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781873927342

Category: Education

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How have primary school teachers in Russia and South Africa experienced educational reforms and changes in these new democracies? How have their perceptions and experiences been expressed in their classroom practice? This book, based on research conducted in the early years of democracy in these countries, attempts to link the macro world of policy with the micro world of teachers and classrooms. The theme of teachers' responses to policy reform is explored through international literature on the policy-practice interface, and changes to education since the advent of democracy in the two national contexts are examined critically. Finally, using case study methodology, the study brings together individual teachers' perspectives, biographies and practice. The dilemmas they face in the process of change, and how they try to resolve these, reveals the complexity of the new educational agendas that have come with the transition to democracy.
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Educational Reform in Post Soviet Russia

... unique to Russia , but lack of support for education in general and teacher training , and retraining in particular , exacerbates the situation there .

Author: Ben Eklof

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714657050

Category: Education

Page: 350

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This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks and teachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself. Contributors: Kara Brown, (Indiana University) * Ben Eklof (Indiana University) * Isak D. Froumin, (World Bank, Moscow) * Larry E. Holmes (University of South Alabama) * Igor Ionov, (Russian History Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) * Viacheslav Karpov & Elena Lisovskaya, (Western Michigan University) * Vera Kaplan, (Tel Aviv University) * Stephen T. Kerr, (University of Washington) * James Muckle, (University of Nottingham) * Nadya Peterson, (Hunter College) * Scott Seregny, (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) * Alexander Shevyrev, (Moscow State University) * Janet G. Vaillant, (Harvard University)
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Training Foreign and Second Language Teachers

This chapter provides an historical and analytical insight into the way second language teacher training is organized in Russia's different higher ...

Author: Pierre Larrivée

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443896795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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This book provides a comparative perspective on foreign language teacher training in France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The training process of state secondary school foreign language teachers is considered from two perspectives for each country. The current training routes through which necessary teaching qualifications are obtained are described with respect to national policy for foreign language learning, the nature of providers, and training programme organization and contents, with details of any practice. These descriptive dimensions are accompanied by an evaluation of the degree to which the training fits the purpose of teaching foreign languages in state secondary schools. The descriptive and evaluative approaches to FL teacher training provide a novel overview of the current successes and challenges in the field, giving an understanding of terrains not easily accessible to the general English-language readership. The book highlights elements of good practice found across nations, and contributes to shedding light on the enduring mystery of why certain nations seem to be managing multilingualism better than others. As such, it provides a reference for interdisciplinary discussions between applied linguists, education researchers and practitioners, and policymakers.
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