The article describes formation and realization of the Japanese state scientific policy as the national program of development of the Japanese society. This process is considered throughout 30 years - 1970 to 2000, with a periodization of stages - decades. The analysis of the given experience has concrete practical value for our country which at all levels of the power has proclaimed the direction on development of a scientific and information society. This process is of main value from the point of view of planning, strategy, and also practice and technologies of realization.
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 20th Anniversary of the Bologna Declaration is organised by the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, jointly with the Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, under the aegis of the Observatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum, the European University Association and the European Students’ Union. The Conference held in Bologna on 24-25 June 2019 is intended as an analytical as well as an agenda-setting contribution to the design of the Bologna Process and of the further developments of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in the years to come. It aims at identifying important future challenges for universities and their role in society. The outcomes of this Conference will be input for the next EHEA Ministerial Conference, that will be held in Rome on 23-25 June 2020.Scholars, students and experts gather in Bologna to discuss the core values of the European Higher Education Area and develop a “vision” for the EHEA beyond 20