Обеспечение качества дополнительного профессионального образования в России с учетом международного опыта
The article deals with the problems of the sphere of extra- vocational education in Russia, which is being just forming in our country including different classes of population. According to the author it is important to render relevant services of extra education, taking international experience into account. The author considers that there is a great deal of work in creating national educational standards ahead of us in order to construct a modular vocational education based on them and to form a sphere of extra-vocational education.
Author discusses the most important and controversial issues associated with the project of educational standards for high school: a paradigm shift from "vseobuch" to "actionism", the need for teacher retraining, the changing nature of public control over the school and also the question of when new standards should be the implemented. Special attention is paid to the basic curriculum: subjects studied at a basic or advanced level; the need to reduce the number of existing subjects; rationality of the choice of subjects, which are assumed to be compulsory by the standards. Author also notices that one of the strengths of the new standards is moral and personal development of students.
The given project is a cmponent of a series of projects under the common title "Improving the USe of Economic Instruments for Water Management in the Republic of Buryatia (Lake Baikal Basin), implemented under the auspices of the Orgnisation o Economic Coopertion and Development (OECD) within the framework of implementation of the EU Water Initiative as applied to the region of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The given second report was prepared in order to analyse international experience in water resources management and identification of instruments that might be used in the Republic of Buryatia.
The article is devoted to improving the quality of education in prospective interdisciplinary areas of knowledge such as biomedical engineering. The experience of universities in the U.S.A. and Western Europe is described. Particular attention is paid to the content formation and certification of educating and training programs.
The article is concerned with the notions of technology in essays of Ernst and Friedrich Georg Jünger. The special problem of the connection between technology and freedom is discussed in the broader context of the criticism of culture and technocracy discussion in the German intellectual history of the first half of the 20th century.