IKBFU's Vestnik

2011 Issue №11

On the models of modern research and education pol-icy in the Baltic region states

Abstract

This article provides a comparative analysis of the mechanisms of education policies pursued by the governments of Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The authors identify similarities and differences in the funding mechanisms, direction of reforms, the role of education system modernization in the innovative development of the Baltic Sea region, and the mechanisms of technological development through introducing innovations in education and science. The general education policy trend in these countries shows that most of public investment is allocated to universi-ties and newly formed joint research centers. The authors study the case of strategic planning at the I. Kant Baltic Federal University.

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The problem of training a teacher to maintain Federal State Educational Standard in basic education

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This article analyzes a number of studies concerned with training teachers for meeting the requirements of the Federal State Educational Standard (FSES) and presents a system of interconnected components identifying a teacher’s readiness to introduce new standards. Special attention is paid to diagnosing a teacher’s readiness to maintain new standards. An advanced training programme “The organization of educational process in compliance with the FSES” is being developed in view of the identified components.

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Correction of students’ knowledge in lectures

Abstract

This article is devoted to the little-studied problem of correction of uni¬versity students’ knowledge. The notion of knowledge correction is intro¬duced, the opportunities and methods of correcting students’ knowledge lec¬tures are analysed. The use of knowledge correction tests is discussed as a means to personalise the correction of students’ knowledge in lectures.

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Transition to the information paradigm as a challenge to the 21st century education

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This article attempts to prove that the steadily increasing information space is an objective reality in the contemporary world and that it affects education. Another objective is to analyse the essence and emphasise the need for developing information competences in teaches and to show that such competence can be properly developed in a well-built on-campus information environment. The on-campus information environment must ensure information security of individuals

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The methodology of measuring the success of con-sulting procedures

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This article outlines a methodology for identifying the success of consulting — a form of assisting an education institution’s employees in the practical implementation of the key ideas behind its functioning. The methodology takes into account the features of administrative activities. Consulting is described as a system of implementing consulting procedures forming a closed cycle of “target setting — design — action — analysis”. Each ensuing cycle is not a reproduction of the previous one but rather a new stage of the system develop¬ment.

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