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INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE THROUGH EDUCATION

Under patronage of Management of Education of the Council of Europe the Ministry of Education and sciences of the Russian Federation together with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) held the international seminar on a theme «Intercultural dialogue through education» on May, 18-21, 2005, in Yakutsk. Yakutia was chosen as a place of carrying out the seminar deliberately: the republic is considered to be a region with a stable ethnopolitical situation in which efforts of a society and administrative structures support original cultural traditions of 120 various peoples living here and formation of spirit of tolerance in a multinational society.

The basic purpose of the seminar - discussion of mechanisms of intercultural dialogue through teaching social and humanitarian subjects and out-of-class work, questions of practical realization culturologic discourse of the general secondary education at federal and national-regional levels.

Employees of Department of education of the Council of Europe, experts from Germany, the Great Britain, Switzerland, and Ukraine, leading scientists of high schools from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Great Novgorod, Tver, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok have taken part in the seminar.

In plenary session with participation of Vice-president of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) A.K.Akimov the chief of a department of regional and ethnonational policy of the Ministry of Education and a science of the Russian Federation L.I.Efremova, the program expert of Department of education of the Council of Europe T.D. Minkina-Milko, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) F.V. Gabysheva have presented their key reports. There worked section on problems and prospects of historical education, section on teaching historical and cultural bases of world religions and intercultural dialogue in philological education. Experts, heads of the sections, teachers of secondary and high schools have taken part in discussion of the general problematic of the seminar.

On the whole, the seminar has reached the planned purposes: the exchange of experience took place, concrete directions and mechanisms of intercultural dialogue through studying of social and humanitarian subjects, additional education are discussed. The idea of the seminar - interaction of pedagogical cultures, definition of points of their contact, realizing and integration of domestic and foreign experience in cultivating patriotism, tolerance, the interethnic consent, and solidarity among young generation is realized. Teachers and scientists–researches emphasized urgency of the problems enlightened at a seminar, their importance in the further development of an educational system. Many participants of the seminar also note the methodical value of the seminar - that is an adaptation of domestic and foreign experience to concrete conditions of Yakutia, definition of concrete methods of applying the experience of interaction and mutual enrichment of cultures in spiritual and moral education of children.

 

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