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Availability of programs of additional education will be discussed in Moscow

Provision of availability and diversity of programs of additional education for children in terms of introduction of mechanism of normative per capita financing will be the main subject of scientific and research Conference that will start on December 4 in National research University «Higher school of economics».

It is supposed that more than 150 specialists of regional and municipal education authorities and representatives of the State Duma, the Federation Council, the Public Chamber, experts of Ministry of education and science of the RF, National research University «Higher school of economics» and Agency of strategic initiatives, will participate in the Conference organized by Ministry of education and science of the RF and National research University «Higher school of economics».

School libraries will amend basic education

National network of school libraries with integrated catalogue of literature and common system of distribution of pedagogical methods will be created in Russia.

Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation develops Concept of national network of information and library centers of education organizations that would include analysis of the existing condition of information and library centers, recommendations for their modernization, development of standard regulations, and offers concerning organizational events being necessary for creation of integrated national network of information and library centers. And foundation of integrated federal information and methodological center is a basic event.

Development of the concept describing image of future national network of school libraries will be the first step of modernization. Then a schedule of events for its realization will be developed. Modernization will start in 2016 and will be financed by means of Federal target program of development of education for 2016-2020.

Restrictive measures in Turkey

As Ministry of education and science of the RF informed on Tuesday, they prepared a project of a regulatory act requiring dissolution or suspense of current agreements with Turkey in the sphere of scientific and technique cooperation.

Ministry also highlighted that at the present time they analyze conditions of cooperation with Turkish organizations in the sphere of education, science and youth policy to revise approaches to cooperation.

«Lift to the future» offered to join forces to support talents

On November 19, 2015 there was 8th Forum «PEOPLE INVESTOR 2015», organized by Association of Managers. Non-profit organization «Lift to the future» was a partner of the Forum and organized special section «Investments in human capital assets and contemporary education» together with «Systema» JSFC.

The event took place in historical building of the First academic block of G.V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. More than 300 experts in the sphere of corporate social responsibility, representatives of business community, government authorities and media were the participants of the Forum.

Within the panel discussion, moderated by Natalia Pochinok, Rector of Russian State Social University, the members highlighted importance of cooperation of business, power structures and non-profit organizations concerning the issues of social and economic, investment and educational development of Russia. Mikhail Nasibulin, Deputy director of «Lift to the future», in his speech highlighted the role of non-profit organizations in formation of scientific and educational program, told about strategic plan of development of «Lift to the future» program concerning work with higher school, education projects for pupils and students, and about partnership with intellectual companies investing in education as well.

The participants discussed vital issues of career guidance of youth, programs of cooperation of business with schools and universities, and shared plans of development of education programs of new generation aimed at reinforcement of communications between education system and real sector of economy.

Seminar «Organization of education process with online courses» took place in «Volgatech» University

Representatives of universities and organizations from 58 regions were the participants of the Forum. The subject was crucially vital: today online education develops all over the world rapidly. Many foreign universities use technologies of distant education successfully. Foundation of Association «National platform of open education» is an important step in this direction in Russia.

It consists of eight federal and national research universities of the country - M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University, National research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Ural Federal University. It is obvious that development of qualitative online education will reinforce rating of Russian higher school in international education environment. Ministry of education and science of the RF develops normative base according to which students who completed distant training on any course of national platform of open education, could present their results in any university of the country.

Courses include practical lessons in virtual 3D-laboratories and practice at real enterprise with possibility to observe it via web-cameras as well.

family:Calibri'>«textbooks with solutions» for state money that contain only solutions for exercises without methodical explanations is inadmissible. Such editions can not be approved as a part of education process as they absolutely kill motivation to research materials and replace education process and control of its quality with simple cheating».

 

After examination of the inspection results Scientific and methodical council by voting recommended to allow 91 publishing houses to participate in the selection of organizations editing textbooks.

Centers of introduction of inclusive education will appear in each region

Alexander Klimov, Deputy Minister of education and science of the RF, informed on Thursday, November 26, at International scientific and research Conference «Inclusive professional education» that special centers for methodic support of education organizations in the sphere of education of handicapped persons will be open in each subject of the RF.

Mr Klimov told: «We suppose that each subject of the Russian Federation shall have a support center that would allow to develop new programs and test new approaches to education of handicapped people on the one hand, and t show all necessary assistance and support to all other education organizations including non-state ones on the other - to respect rights of handicapped people in the sphere of professional and higher education absolutely».

Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency founded Federal Institute for estimation of education quality

Federal Institute for estimation of education quality was founded in accordance with the order of Sergey Kravtsov, Head of Federal service for control in the sphere of education and science, on the base of Information and methodical center of analysis, subordinating to Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency.

Amendment of status of the organization expands the range of its tasks that will include:

-   monitoring quality of different levels of education: preschool education, in lower grades of school, basic and secondary levels of education;

-  estimation of effectiveness of education institutions and effectiveness of activity of education systems;

-  research in the sphere of professional education;

-  research of teachers’ competencies;

-  participation in diagnostic procedures of education achievements;

-  participation in organization and organization of international comparative research of estimation of education quality;

-  information and technological and methodical support of test center in the subjects of the RF.

 

To realize these tasks it is planned to create integrated automated information system for evaluation of education quality, develop integrated system of indexes and figures of evaluation of quality of all levels, create and develop bank of metrical materials for monitoring research, on the base of Federal Institute for estimation of education qualityб together with Federal Institute of Pedagogical Measurements, Federal Institute of Tests and other organizations.

Ministry of education and science makes the list of publishing houses having right to edit textbooks

Scientific and methodical council for textbooks of Ministry of education and science of Russia creates the list of publishing houses issuing textbooks.

According to the press service of Ministry of education and science, selection of the organizations for the list of publishing houses editing textbooks was the vital issue in the agenda of the regular meeting of Scientific and methodical council. From September 1 to October 9 organizations could apply to be included in the list: in total there were 93 applications.

Such list is caused by necessity to put things right in the sphere of textbooks.

Thus Natalia Tretyak, First Deputy of Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation, highlighted that the publishing houses that edit so-called «textbooks with solutions» can not be included in the federal list of the organizations editing textbooks.

Natalia Tretyak also highlighted: «The situation when school purchases «textbooks with solutions» for state money that contain only solutions for exercises without methodical explanations is inadmissible. Such editions can not be approved as a part of education process as they absolutely kill motivation to research materials and replace education process and control of its quality with simple cheating».

After examination of the inspection results Scientific and methodical council by voting recommended to allow 91 publishing houses to participate in the selection of organizations editing textbooks.

National Nuclear Research University, Moscow State University and Novosibirsk State University are in the top 100 of THE rating for physical sciences

According to Wednesday message of the press service of Ministry of education and science, three Russian universities - National Nuclear Research University, Moscow State University and Novosibirsk State University - are in the top 100 of THE rating for physical sciences.

The message informs: «Times Higher Education presented the rating of universities for physical sciences. Three Russian universities are in the top 100».

According to the Ministry, the best result in the rating among Russian universities belongs to the participants of Project 5-100 - National Nuclear Research University that is on the 36th line, MSU is on the 59th line and NSU is on the 86th line.

According to Alexander Povalko, Deputy Minister of education and science, first of all subject ratings are very important for the prospective students, as they use them to chose a university for their profession. Phil Baty, Chief editor of Times Higher Education rating, told: «Russia with its three universities that are in the number of top of the range world universities again, approved its strong positions in the sphere of physical sciences».

Mr Baty highlighted National Nuclear Research University separately, that is in the top 40 this year.

Moscow State University offers to found Association of scientific and education centers of BRICS countries

Viktor Sadovnichy told on Monday at the opening ceremony of BRICS Global university Summit: «MSU offers one more public initiative - to found Association of scientific and education centers of BRICS. Organization of work shall be based on the principles of respect and partnership».

According to the Rector MSU, it is supposed to create secretariats of new international structure in each country, and the Council of co-chairmen should be headed by the representative of the country chairing in BRICS.

Mr Sadovnichy told: «I’m sure that initiatives of BRICS Global university Summit shall become a significant support for our countries in terms of strengthening longterm strategic cooperation», and specified that International rating of BRICS universities could be one of the first projects of the Association.

Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of Moscow State University of foreign affairs, supported the initiative of MSU about formation of new principles of universities rating. He told: «It can join our universities for our common goals».

BRICS is an informal interstate union of Brazil, RF, India, PRC and RSA. Total number of citizens of BRICS countries is 2,83 billions of people (42% of the whole world). BRICS countries take 26% of the world area, and their total GDP reaches 15,435 trillions USD that makes 14,6% of the world GDP.

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