The Teacher Is a Victim of Education Modernization in Russia
Presently, the entire policy in the educational sphere in Russia, starting the signing of the Bologna process agreement, ultimately comes to the educational institutions being now united, now separated, one day new standards are introduced, another day they are altered or dismissed, today additional examination tests are assigned, tomorrow their content is changed.
It should be pointed out that at the end of the day, it is the teacher’s shoulders that have to bear all aspects of the education modernization, the teacher acts as some “progress driver” in the implementation of innovations in the teaching methods and ways. Yet, is it really so? No, rather the “victim” of this entire crazily cooked “stew” called education modernization. Because the victim…
- of educational standards. The teacher must comply with the standard, because the standard is an education’s outcome and if it is an outcome then it is the teacher’s performance quality. What is perceived by a standard? It is still an open-end question for the Ministry of education.
- of the educational process. Not only is the teacher required to draw educational programs, but he/she should also yield continuous new educational technologies, innovative methods of teaching, interactive means of education, etc. All this must be clearly manifested and meet the standard.
So as a result, since the moment Russia entered the Bologna process and integrated into it, we have the fact that the entire national intellectual and pedagogical experience that was accumulated over the years is now being lost in all these changes where the teacher becomes the one to be blamed and deemed guilty.