National Educational Systems: Globalization Challenges

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: F201
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

One of the main characteristics of globalization is unification of values, norms, structures, and so on. The Bologna process is one of the best examples of intense globalization of national education systems. The contradiction between the imposition of the unification and preservation of uniqueness of national educational systems is realized and accordingly is accompanied by EU members on at least two scenarios. The first is EU member countries not belonging to the Socialist camp. The first scenario has two strategies of development of the Bologna process. One strategy strives to create a monolithic structure of the EU, something similar to the former USSR, where uniform requirements and standards in education, in employment qualifications, working conditions and so on. Another strategy is trying to follow the rules of the game without putting a hard change national educational system. The second - EU member countries in the Socialist camp. These countries are accustomed to years of Socialist development of the ideological subordination of national education systems by the Bologna process as a new version of ideological uniformity and tried to formally match EU standards. This is the principle of standardization which was peculiar to the Socialist community. The paradox is that they try to follow standards that are not in the Bologna process. Despite differences in the strategies of these contradictions economic problems come on the first plan. Europe has been a wave of indignation by striking students and faculty. But financial issues are always associated with the economic condition of society. Whatever was not happy a State financing for education is always dependent on the ideology of the State. The education system is becoming a priority in funding if the State builds a long-term strategy of its development and is striving to overcome the shortcomings of the existing economic and social relations. These priorities depend on the culture of a particular State. It is culture that determined the specific features of the national education system. It is culture that defines and specificity of work ethics, labour skills, a system of labour relations. The proposed terms of matter to the scientific community is as follows: -as far as the solution to the economic problems as simply increasing or maintaining funding educational system solves the problem of its qualitative advantages; -What is the point of convergence is the alignment of values or the uniform rules of the game; -What are the ideological priorities peculiar to national systems of education at the present stage of the development.
Session Organizer:
Svetlana SHARONOVA, St.Tikhon`s Orthodox University, Russia
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