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Russian Construction Education in the Era of Innovations: Socio-Cultural and Pedagogical Aspect
Abstract.The authors of the present article offer their evaluation of transformations that are happening in the Russian university education and aimed at bringing the system of education with Bologna process standards. The authors analyze these transformations from the point of view of the need to train specialists in the field of construction. They analyze conclusions made by University professors majoring in construction. In particular, University professors worry about such factors as a low level of knowledge about objectives of aforesaid reformations and unawareness of measures that can improve the existing system of education. The research contains the results of a survey that involved teachers and students in the field of construction who work and study in Moscow or Moscow Region. The results of the questionnaire demonstrate that there are the following factors that prevent the academic community from reformation of Russian university education in accordance with Bologna standards: low English proficiency of students and insufficient profits. These factors make it nearly impossible for Russian students to study abroad and thus decrease the competitive ability of Russian university graduates on the global labor market despite the fact that these universities have adopted the Bologna system of education. The authors of the article also use mass media data in their research. The novelty of the research is caused by the fact that the authors focus on the needs of construction companies in well trained and skilled professionals. The authors mention that the major part of experts also underline that universities do not train their students to solve practical issues in construction or building as well as that the Russian education system is significantly behind the Western system education when it comes to training specialists in construction logistics and management of construction sites. construction education, the Bologna process, competence, higher education, education, the Education Act, Bologna, Bologna system, innovation, logistics
Keywords: innovation, Bologna system, Bologna, Education Act, education, higher education, competence, Bologna process, construction education, logistics
Article was received:25-03-2017
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .