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The forum’s participants discussed the status of teachers, values and the quality of public education in Russia. On October 14-15 the Russian Popular Front (ONF) public movement held in Penza the forum “Quality Education for the Country’s Good”, which attracted more than 500 participants. They included teachers, heads of universities and schools, parents, representatives of public organizations, specialists and heads of government ministries and departments, members of the State Duma and Public Chamber. Chairman of the State Duma Education Committee, Dean of the School of Public Administration and...

16.10.2014
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Last week Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union coincided with the republic’s preparation for participation in the multistage education program: the Eurasian Education Project. Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan explains in his interview for the Russkiy Mir portal, why it is needed, why Armenian adolescents are interested in getting their tertiary education abroad, and how Yerevan prepares for new programs. — Why does Armenia need the Eurasian Education Project? — For the same reason Russia or any other member state need it. It is aimed at creating a common labor...

13.10.2014
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

By 2015 the Ministry of Culture intends to have compiled a list of 100 key documents of Russian history that will be recommended for studying in the senior classes of school, at colleges and universities. This news gives rise to a number of questions, at least in my mind of a university teacher with a 12-year record who also worked at the high school. The first question is “Why the Ministry of Culture?” I understand that national history is an important part of our culture and bringing it home to our citizens in an interesting format is a useful matter. But we are talking about schoolchildren and university...

09.10.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

There are many different kinds of teachers, but the best teacher is the one remembered throughout one’s lifetime. I was lucky enough to have such a teacher – the person who helps you define your life, shares with you his principles and ideals, rules and taste. This is a subtle matter that cannot be enforced, imposed or learned – it can only be received from the person you have absolute respect for, whom you are ready to make your role model, who can destroy you in one second with his sarcasm, and whose praise is the highest reward for you, your Oscar and Palm d’Or. This sort of teacher is portrayed in The Dead...

05.10.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

The academic year at the Russian supplemental education school Genius began on September 20. The celebratory first-day assembly was held in accordance with all the Russian traditions – performances by the pupils, the pledge of the first-year students, flowers and, of course, the first bell. The celebratory assembly was opened by Nadezhda Panayotou, director of the school and head of the board of the Pushkin Russian Culture Society. In her remarks to the parents she expressed her profound gratitude for the interest and sincere desire of the mothers and fathers to have their children study Russian language, culture and...

23.09.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

Why were the rules of admission to the Unified States Exam changed on the Day of Knowledge?   Starting on September 1, the beginning of the new school year, a written composition again became compulsory for admission to the Russian Language USE (Unified State Examination). In 2009 the graduation composition was cancelled after switching to the compulsory USE. However, the deteriorating knowledge of Russian, exposed at the last USE exam made the RF Ministry of Education and Science revise their decision: the composition has returned. Now all high-school graduates will write a composition in December as a stage of...

01.09.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Education

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