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                        UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program

                                  Progress report

                            Period of activity: 1998-1999

        UNESCO Chair on Sciences of Education in Multicultural Society

          Report established by: Prof. Ludmila Balyasnikova, Coordinator

                                     I.   Activities

1.Education/Training/Research

National schools in multicultural society the renewal of educational systems in
the process of convergence.

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1994, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups

Students of higher educational establishments – undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates of different departments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, public organizations and centers,
public administrators.

Partnership

Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, a network of schools associated with
HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, branches of UNESCO Chair of HSPUR, educational
establishments-partners of HSPUR in the field of international cooperation, higher
educational establishments of the city and centers for pedagogic education. Cultural
and informational centers of consulates in St. Petersburg, public organizations of the
city, Committee for education at the Administration of St. Petersburg, State district
centers of education.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation. Regional – Eastern and Central Europe, Arab States.

Outputs: 3 published monographs of a group of Letters with suggestions for
administrations of Russian State national education services

Participants: 500 seminars and lectures, authors.
Education as a factor of ethnic cultures development: language and culture

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1994, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups

Students of higher educational establishments – undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates of different departments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, public organizations and centers,
public administrators.

Partnership

Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, a network of schools associated with
HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, branches of UNESCO Chair of HSPUR, educational
establishments-partners of HSPUR in the field of international co-operation, higher
educational establishments of the city and centers for pedagogic education. Cultural
and informational centers of consulates in St. Petersburg, public organizations of the
city, Committee for education at the Administration of St. Petersburg, State district
centers of education.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National - Russian Federation (St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Sochi, Murmansk, Barnaul,
Hanti-Mansiysk, Urengoi, Ekaterinburg, Buriatiya). Interregional: Belarussia, Ukraine,
Armenia. Regional: Eastern and Central Europe : Germany, France, Poland,
Sweden, Great Britain; Canada

Outputs:500 participants of seminars and lectures, 5 published monographs of a
group of authors. Conception of creating a laboratory at HSPUR for research and
preservation of ethnic cultures of the nations in Russian Federation and folk national
theater "Northern Lights". Audio-visual information about Russian language collected
and processed. Russian-language information prepared on a CD.

Moral and esthetic component of education in the development of multicultural
personality: preservation of world natural and cultural heritage.

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1994, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups

Students of higher educational establishments – undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates of different departments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations for national
education and of committees for reservation of the cultural heritage.

Partnership: Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, a network of schools
associated with HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, higher educational establishments of
the city committees at the Administration of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district,
Russian Geographic Association.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National: Russian Federation , Zauralye.

Interregional – Lithuania. Regional - Eastern and Central Europe Germany, Poland,
Sweden, Great Britain, Asia - China

Outputs:

200 participants of seminars and lectures, a book with illustrations about information
in the Internet edited for publication, published monograph of a group of authors.

Ecological education in the system of pedagogic training and additional
training of specialists for different regions of the country.

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1996, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups:

Students of higher educational establishments – undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates of different departments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations for national
education.

Partnership:

Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, a network of schools associated with
HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, higher educational establishments of the city
committees at the Administration of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation, Zauralye.

Outputs: 300 participants of seminars, lectures and contests. Letters with
suggestions for administrations of Russian State national education services.
Informational web page in the Internet

Ethnology: projecting of educational processes and systems in multicultural
society

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1994, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups:
Students of higher educational establishments – undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates of different departments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations for national
education, Ministry of Education of Russia

Partnership:

Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, higher educational establishments of St.
Petersburg, Siberia and North of Russia, museums of art and ethnography in St.
Petersburg, committees for education and culture at the Administration of St.
Petersburg and Leningrad district, administration of national districts of the Far North
of Russian Federation.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National - Russian Federation and regions of the Far North of Russian Federation

Outputs:

200 participants of seminars and lectures. Educational plan for teaching in higher
educational establishments of the discipline "Ethnology". Conception and plan of the
international graduate education for specialization "Ethnology" developed. Letters
with suggestions for administrations of Russian State national education services.
Information in the Internet placed

The content and methods of inter-disciplinary research in accordance with
requirements of information age.

Since 1999 – a continually working seminar at UNESCO Chair.

Target groups: Postgraduates (specialization "Linguistics") and graduate students.

Partnership: Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, higher educational
establishments and institutions of St. Petersburg.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National: Russian Federation, St. Petersburg

Outputs:

20 participants of seminars. Organization of postgraduate program "Linguistics and
psycho-linguistics", "Comparative and typological linguistics"

Philosophy of education in multicultural world: from cosmic consciousness to
planetary thinking.

Regularly read 10-hours lecture course since 1997.

Target groups
Undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates and researchers of HSPUR, universities
of Hungary, administrations of national districts of Russian Federation.

Partnership: Center of traditional cultures of Central Europe, Budapest, Hungary

"Generals" company, Budapest, Hungary

Ministry of nationalities of Russian Federation

Governors of Northern regions of Russian Federation

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National: Russian Federation; Regional, Eastern and Central Europe: Hungary

Outputs: Establishment of Public Academy of Cosmic consciousness and planetary
thinking: development of Charter. Published works of the philosopher-ideologist of
the problem. Periodical magazine.

Continuous pedagogic education as education for everyone.

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1995, and lecture courses
developed on its base.

Target groups: Students of higher educational establishments, professors of higher
educational establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations
for national education.

Partnership: Scientific-research institute "Continuous pedagogic education" at
HSPUR, departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, a network of schools associated
with HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, branches of UNESCO Chair of HSPUR,
educational establishments-partners of HSPUR in the field of international
cooperation, higher educational establishments of the city, committees at the
Administration of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National: Russian Federation, Eastern and Central Europe

Outputs: 1000 participants of seminars, lectures and contests.

Psychological and pedagogical bases for development of education

A seminar at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1999.

Target groups

Students of higher educational establishments, professors, psychologists, employees
of the centers for psychological help in crisis situations, employees of hospitals and
schools, officials of organizations for national education, people in crisis situations
who require psychological assistance.

Partnership

Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, "Sanrei" center (Moscow), International
institute of humanistic research (California, USA)

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation. Interregional - Ukraine, Estonia

Outputs:100 participants of seminars, who are studying under the 2-year program. 2
published - textbooks and article .

Theory and practice of training the specialists for the aims of stable
development of the regions

A seminar and laboratory at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1998, and
lecture courses developed on its base.

Target groups

Students of higher educational establishments, professors of higher educational
establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations for national
education.

Partnership

A network of schools associated with HSPUR and UNESCO Chair, branches of
UNESCO Chair of HSPUR, Center of language translations at HSPUR, higher
educational establishments of the city, committees at the Administration of St.
Petersburg and Leningrad district.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation

Outputs:

30 participants of seminar, 15 participants of the project "Baltic University" – joint
project on the base of St. Petersburg State university with university of Upsula
(Sweden). Informational web page in the Internet

Regional component in education: St. Petersburg in Euro-Asian cultural
processes.

A seminar and laboratory at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1997, and
lecture courses developed on its base.
Target groups: Students of higher educational establishments, professors of higher
educational establishments, secondary and primary schools, officials of organizations
for national education, citizens of St. Petersburg

Partnership: Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, educational and scientific-
research institutes of St. Petersburg, museums of St. Petersburg, committees at the
Administration of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation

Outputs: 300 participants of seminars, lectures and contests. A book for publication.

Informational web page in the Internet

Personal development in a multicultural world

International lecture course at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1997.

Target groups:

Students of higher educational establishments, graduate and postgraduate students
(specialization "Pedagogy"), officials of organizations for national education.

Partnership: Pedagogical University in Lublin, (Poland), departments of UNESCO
Chair at HSPUR, partners of HSPUR in the field of international cooperation.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National, Regional- Russian Federation, Europe: Germany, Poland, Hungary

Outputs:

200 participants of the seminar. Work in progress on the dissertation under the
supervision of the UNESCO Chair-leader and professor of Pedagogic University in
Lublin. Publications concerning the research topic of the seminar in Poland and
Russia.

Russian philology in world culture: foreign scientists at HSPUR

Lecture course at UNESCO Chair continually working since 1996.

Target groups:

Students of higher educational establishments, researchers, professors of higher
educational establishments, officials of organizations for national education.

Partnership:
Departments of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR, higher educational establishments of St.
Petersburg, partners of HSPUR in the field of international cooperation, committees
at the Administration of St. Petersburg and Leningrad district.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National, Regional- Russian Federation, Eastern and Central Europe

Outputs:

300 participants of seminars. 3 monographs of a group of authors. A periodical
magazine for junior scientists. Informational web page in the Internet

2. Conferences / Meetings/ Seminars

The ecological education in the system of pedagogical personnel training in
different regions

February 15 1998, HSPUR

Partnership:

Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg State University,
University of finance and economics, the city center «The natural and cultural
heritage », interpreter center HSPUR, educational committee in Saint-Petersburg,
UNESCO department branch in Murmansk, regional environment committee, HSPUR
schools

Participants: 40

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation

Outputs:

School programs about ecology study in different regions were discussed.
Systematic educational materials were presented to the participants. The dates of
ecology days and school Olympiads as the stage of the city program "The clean city"
were scheduled.

Europe in school: the regional competition

March 21 1998, St. Petersburg

Partnership:

The International University of the child and the family by Raul Velenberg,
pedagogical colleges, branch of the international committee «Europe in school" in
Saint-Petersburg, educational committee in the city administration, regional branches
of education in the city, UNESCO department’s school representatives, open society
institute (the Soros fund)

Participants: 30

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation St. Petersburg

Outputs:

The information about international youth meetings in Cyprus, England, Germany,
Holland, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria which were held within the limits of the
International educational program "Europe in school" under the aegis the European
council, European committee and European cultural fund was distributed. The model
of informational booklets was discussed and prepared for printing.

The child in the modern world: the childhood problem

April 26 1998, Saint-Petersburg

Partnership: Ministry of education of Russian Federation Russian Academy of
Education, educational committee in the city administration, UNESCO department’s
school representatives, the Youth Center, boarding schools and orphanages

Participants: 80

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National - Russian Federation; Interregional - Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia. Eastern and
Central Europe - Great Britain, Germany. Asia - China, South Korea. North America -
USA

Outputs:

Decision about the opening in the city on the base of HSPUR the international center
"Childhood problems" and creation of the informational center about this problem was
taken. The program of the holding the international conference "The child in the
modern world" was confirmed.

Modern tendencies of the teaching of the foreign languages in the multicultural
society.

13 of May 1998 Saint Petersburg

Partnership:

Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Education,
Systematic educational unification of the pedagogical Universities in the north-west of
Russian Federation, UNESCO department branch in HSPUR, cultural committee in
the US consulate in Saint-Petersburg, ACTR

Participants: 60

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National: Russian Federation. Regional, Asia - China. Eastern and Central Europe -
Holland, Poland. North America - USA

Outputs:

On the example of the international project "Foreign languages in the multicultural
society" were discussed the changes in the language politics in the last 10 years of
the cooperation between ACTR and HSPUR, new directions of the scientific
cooperation were recommended. The decision about the creation of the center of
new informational technologies on the base of HSPUR was taken in order to mobilize
the process of the student education. Was published the monograph of a group of
authors.

Modern informational technologies in culture and education: the international
experience in Russia.

June 5 1998, Saint-Petersburg

Partnership

Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Education,
UNESCO department branches city schools, UNESCO center "The Baltic floating
University" in the Russian State Hydrometeorological University of Saint-Petersburg,
Russian State museum and Ethnographic museum of Russia, representative office of
IBM in Saint-Petersburg, centers of informational technologies for the city youth,
Swedish Royal University, "Saint Andrew’s flag" exhibition center RESTEC

Participants: 90

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation; Regional- Estonia. Eastern and Central Europe -
France, Sweden. Arab States - Israel

Outputs:

The presentation of the materials, which were cultivated by the participants of the
conference, was given. Were recommended directions of the perfection of the
information in the Internet with the participation of the educational institutions.
Suppositions about the perfection of the commercial use of the informational systems
in education and museum pedagogy were stated. The materials of the international
seminar was suggested to publish
The pedagogical creative works in the multicultural society: northern European
component in art, architecture and education of St. Petersburg.

September 29 1998 St. Petersburg

Partnerships:

Russian Academy of Education, Systematic educational unification of the
pedagogical Universities in the north-west of Russian Federation, UNESCO
department branches and departments in Murmansk, HSPUR school
representatives, child art center within the city Youth center, Russian State museum
and Ethnographic museum of Russia

Participants: 40

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation; Regional - Estonia, Latvia. Eastern and Central
Europe - Italy

Outputs:

Methodological recommendations for the educational practice were given. Proposals
on production of the national doctrine of education were prepared and sent to the
committee of the educational standards. Were acquainted with the art works of
children in the art center "Kizhi" in the city Youth House of art.

The comparative analysis of foreign pedagogical experience: experimental
educational plans for the multicultural regions

October 15 1998

Partnership: Russian Academy of Education, Educational Committee in Saint
Petersburg, UNESCO department in HSPUR, UNESCO department branch in
Murmansk, The International University of the child and the family by Raul Velenberg,
Teachers Magister HSPUR, teachers of French colleges and pedagogical colleges of
Russia, Institute of French Language in St. Petersburg, cultural center of the French
consulate

Participants: 70

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation. Eastern and Central Europe - France

Outputs:

Discussion of the international pedagogical experience in the multicultural society
was taken. Was recommended to prepare the materials of the alternative teaching for
publishing.
International UNESCO departments as the factor of integration into the world
educational space

November 23-24 1998, Stockholm (Sweden)

Partnership: The association of vice-rectors in the international cooperation of the
Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Education of Russian Federation,
European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Participants: 50

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russia. Regional - Byelorussia. Eastern and Central Europe -Sweden.
Arabian States - Israel

Outputs:

Within the EAIE the work of the section "International UNESCO departments as the
factor of integration into the world educational space" was organized. The proposal of
the broadening of the geography of the section participants in order to continue the
experience exchange was supported. The text of the speeches was published in the
Internet

Commonwealth XXI century: social and political problems of the modern
international relationships

January 17 1999, St. Petersburg

Participants: The house of the peoples’ friendship, social organization «The
Consolidation» in Tula, organization of the writers’ union in St. Petersburg, Russian
Geographical society, UNESCO department in HSPUR, The University of Culture in
St. Petersburg, under the aegis of the Honorable Consulate of the Azerbaijan
Republic in St. Petersburg.

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russia. Regional - Azerbaijan

Outputs:

Suggestions to enlarge the geography of the participants of the project were
accepted. That included ethnology, problems of national schools and reservation of
original distinctive culture of the nations in the 21 century. A letter to the national
committees at city Administration and Government of Russian Federation. Preparing
the material for publication.

The right for the education in the multicultural society

March 17 1999, St. Petersburg
Partnership

Russian Academy of education of Russian Federation, comities of education in the
city administration and region centers, associated city schools, the consulate of
France in St. Petersburg

Participants: 50

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National - Russian Federation

Outputs:

The important action within the 50th anniversary of the acceptation the declaration of
the child rights. The sociological referendum witnesses in the lack of the tradition of
teaching this problem in Russian Federation. The appeal to the departments of
education in the city administration was sent. Was decided to publish the materials of
the sociological referendum.

The child in the modern world: the childhood protection

April22-24 1999, St. Petersburg

Partnership:

The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian Academy of education,
comities of education in the city administration, associated UNESCO department city
schools, UNESCO department branch in Murmansk and Barnaul, boarding schools
and orphanages

Participants: 80

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russia. Regional – Ukraine, Byelorussia, Estonia. Eastern and Central
Europe - Italy , Germany. Asia - China, South Korea

Outputs:

The information about the work in HSPUR of the international center "The childhood
philosophy" was distributed. The program of the taking the VI international
conference on the topic " Child in the modern world".

Ethnos: the self-determination problem

April 25-28 1999, St. Petersburg

Partnership:
The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian academy of education,
comities of education in the city administration, St. Petersburg Universities, UNESCO
department branch in Murmansk and Barnaul, Polar academy of St. Petersburg, city
museums, Estonian and Polish Universities, national regions of Russian Federation

Participants: 120

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National –Russian Federation. Regional – Estonia. Eastern and Central Europe -
Poland

Outputs:

The program of the educational topic " Ethnology" was discussed. Was proposed to
work on the conception of the international magistrate with the UNESCO
recommendations about the recognition of the diplomas. Was decided to begin the
work on the creation of the informational center on the topic in the HSPUR. Was
suggested to broad the geography of the branches of the UNESCO departments in
Russian Federation, especially in the multicultural regions of the south. To publish
the conference materials was decided.

Russian language in the dialogue of the cultures in Russia

May 17-18 1999, St. Petersburg

Partnership:

The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian academy of education,
comities of education in the city administration of St.Petersburg Universities,
UNESCO department branch in Murmansk and HSPUR Polar academy of
St.Petersburg, national regions of Russian Federation in Siberia and far East

Participants:60

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation. Eastern and Central Europe – Finland. Asia - China

Outputs

The informational exchange of the planning the language politics while preparing the
members for different multicultural regions, including former Soviet countries

Eurovision in the technical Universities: new perspectives

June 1-3 1999, St. Petersburg

Partnership
Ministry of education of Russian Federation, St. Petersburg government, St.
Petersburg Technical University, UNESCO department in HSPUR, experts from
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belorussia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia,
Moldavia, Poland, Ukraine, under the aegis of the European Council

Participants: 50

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation. Regional - countries of Western Europe

Outputs:

The concept of the education in the technical universities was discussed, with the
admittance of the UNESCO recommendations. The importance of the use of these
concepts for the other directions of education was emphasized. The
recommendations into the technical Universities were prepared

The international UNESCO conference on the fundamental education in Paris
and perspectives of work planning of the UNESCO departments in Russia

June 10-13, HSPUR

Partnership

Russian academy of education, UNESCO department branch in Murmansk and
Barnaul, administrations of St. Petersburg Universities, commission of Russian
Federation for UNESCO and national coordinator of UNESCO departments in Russia

Participants: 60

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National - Russian Federation

Outputs:

The full information about the work of the UNESCO conference in Paris was
received. The international UNESCO programs and budget were discussed and
accepted . A number of meetings with city administration have taken place. The
development of the educational strategy considering the recommendations of
UNESCO discussed. Took part in a project "Multinational St. Petersburg". Published
interview about UNESCO conference and a meeting at HSPUR in periodical
literature.

Cosmic and planetary consciousness – the XXI century philosophy

September 25-29 1999, St. Petersburg

Partnership:
The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian academy of education,
comities of education in the city administration UNESCO department branch in
Murmansk and HSPUR Polar academy of St.Petersburg, national regions of Russian
Federation in Siberia and far East, international partners of HSPUR – Universities in
Finland, Germany, Italy.

Participants: 60

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National – Russian Federation; Interregional – Byelorussia. - Armenia, Georgia.
Regional, Eastern and Central Europe - Finland, Italy, Great Britain, Holland

Outputs:

The importance to develop a new philosophy in the 21 century was confirmed.

Suggested to start an informational work through the Internet and to accumulate
information. Suggested to organize a public academy "Cosmic and planetary
consciousness" on the base of UNESCO Chair at HSPUR.

Woman as the subject of the psychological help

October 3 1999, St.Petersburg

Partnership

The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian academy of education,
comities of education in the city administration, labor committee, center of the
psychological help, correctional establishments of St. Petersburg

Participants: 30

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National - Russian Federation

Outputs:

The decision about the beginning of the course of the professor G. Bugental "The art
of the physiologist" in Saint Petersburg was taken.

Modern informational technologies in the pedagogical process

November29 1999, St.Petersburg

Partnership

The Ministry of education of Russian Federation, Russian academy of education,
UNESCO department branch in Murmansk and Barnaul, Sochy, associated HSPUR
schools, the city center of the informational technologies for the youth, University of
Northern Iowa (USA)

Participants: 90

Geographical coverage for partners and participants

National – Russian Federation. Regional - Ukraine, Estonia. Eastern and Central
Europe – Germany. Asia – China. North America - USA

Outputs:

Presentation of the research results of universities. Decided to organize a net-
institute on the base of HSPUR to speed up the information flow and improve the
educational process.

Young scientists of the XXI century: literature study

April 1998, Budapest (Hungary); April1999, Munich (Germany)

Partnership:

The Ministries of education of the participants in the conference and academical
institutions- the participants of the international project

Participants: 140

Geographical coverage for partners and participants:

National – Russian Federation and European countries

Outputs:

The information for the formation of the concepts of the education in the XXI century
was exchanged. The educational politics while preparing the members for different
multicultural regions was planned with the experience of the world society

Materials were published

3.Missions / Travels abroad

The performance of the folk-group "The North Lights"

Destination – Russia (Voronezh, Tula, Leningrad district, Murmansk, Barnaul); Italy;
France; Finland

Purpose – the cultural exchange , the traditional culture propaganda , the search of
understanding

Duration – from one day to two weeks
Outputs – in the result of these exchanges many new international contacts were
found

Lectures of the UNESCO department members and professors of the University
abroad Destination – Regional (Eastern and Central Europe, Western Europe and
America, Asia and Pacific)

Purpose – the distribution of the information in the search of partners

Duration – one or two months

Outputs – in the result the work on the joined projects in some consulates was begun

(Canada, France, Italy). The international work with Universities in the South Korea
and China was activated.

4.Visiting Professors / Fellowships

Number - 20

Duration - from a month to a year

University of origin – Potsdam University (Germany), Lublin Pedagogical University
(Poland), North Iowa University (USA), Kontans University (Germany), Hanover
Institute (Germany), Budapest University (Hungary), Trieste University (Italy), Munich
Institute (Germany), Brown University (USA),Turku (Finland), Warsaw Academy of
sciences (Poland), South Korean University (South Korea)

5.Others

Europe in school: the regional competition

The UNESCO department participated in the organization of the annual competition
and in the awarding of the winners

Outputs- the development of the UNESCO ideas in the field of human rights

International ecological Olympiads

The UNESCO department participated in the organization of the annual Olympiads
and in the awarding of the winners

Outputs – four international Olympiads were organized

                                       II Impact

The international work of the University was activated. The UNESCO informational
interest was increased. Many departments of the University were included into the
UNITWIN UNESCO work. Three branches of the department were opened in Russia.
The web of department branches was created in the city and at the University. The
web of associated department schools was created and now they work on its
projects. Social attention was attracted to the multicultural society problem. Programs
of the specialist training in the multicultural society. The work on the preparation of
the international magistrate "Pedagogy in the multicultural society" was started

                              III. Forthcoming activities

Two international conferences in April (Ethnology; The child in the modern world).
The regional competition "Europe in school" in April. The international action
"Multicultural Saint-Petersburg" in May. The conference "The world heritage in
culture and education" in May. Missionary tours of "The North Light" to Italy and
Russian cities in May and June. The beginning of the work in the new city magazine
"The Multicultural Saint-Petersburg». The continuation of the work of the UNESCO
department seminars

                             IV. Development Prospects

UNESCO department has two directions of development:

The search of international partners for the development of the international projects
and distribution of the impact of activities on the human, social and cultural
development at regional and national level.

The work on the creation of the educational programs, textbooks, the personnel
training in multicultural society, the continuation of the work on the international
magistrate opening, the diplomas certification.

                                        Outputs

                                      Publication

National schools in multicultural society the renewal of educational systems in the
process of convergence

Title: Russian national school: problems and decisions.

Authors: Donskaya T.

Publisher – St. Petersburg, HSPUR

Year – 1998

Number of pages - 167

Type of material: Book

Teaching material

Language - Russian
Main keywords: Traditions and education

Short abstract: Succession of traditions in the period of social reforms is guarantee of
development for national schools

Title: Forming of humanitarian educational area at pedagogical university

Authors - Kozirev V.

Publisher – St. Petersburg, HSPUR

Year – 1999

Number of pages - 180

Type of material: Book

Teaching material

Language(s) - Russian

Main keywords: Researchers and research training at pedagogical university

Short abstract:

Humanitarian educational area at pedagogical university is forming student’s
personality and combining all groups on the way of methodological improvement on
education

Title: Dialogues on Education Russian and Swedish experience

Authors - 9

Publisher –Editor in Chief Hans Christian Oster, Linkoping University, Sweden, Co-
editor Alisa Valitskaya, Luba Mosolova, Herzen State Pedagogical University of
Russia

Year – 1999

Number of pages - 543

Type of material: Book

Teaching/learning material

Language(s) – Russian/English

Main keywords: National schools
Short abstract: Dialogues on national education experience is important part for
internalization the process of education

Title of activity: Education as a factor of ethnic cultures development: language and
culture

Title: Education as a factor of ethnic cultures and languages development

Authors - 34

Publisher – St. Petersburg, HSPUR

Year - 1999

Number of pages - 300

Type of material: Book

Teaching/learning material

Language - Russian

Main keywords: Strategy of education in multicultural society

Short abstract: Strategy of education for natives of the Far North.



Title: Culturology. Educational programs for natives of the Far North, parts 1-2

Authors: 11

Publisher : St Petersburg, HSPUR

Year: 1999

Number of pages : 440

Type of document/material: Book

Teaching/learning material

Language: Russian

Main keywords: Methodic textbook

Short abstract:

Educational programs and educational textbooks in consideration of interdisciplinary
links.
Several other publications

                                          Outputs

                                   Multimedia material

Title of activity: Education as a factor of ethnic cultures development: language and
culture

Title: Transformation of traditional national culture of the natives of the Far North:
"Northern Lights" folk group

Producer: Leaders of the research laboratory and the folk group Nabok I., Davydova

Year: 1998/1999

Teaching/learning material

Type of material: Video

Duration: 40 minutes

Language: Russian

Main keywords : The art of the native people of the Far North

Short abstract: To preserve the national culture means to apply it to today

Title: Communications: language conflicts

Producer: For Russian – Shubina N.

Distributor: Potsdam University, Germany

Year: 1998-1999

Teaching/learning material

Type of material: CD ROM

Other type of material: tape recordings

Duration: 60 minutes

Language(s): Russian/German

Main keywords: Communications and mutual understanding

Short abstract: Language conflicts affect the social relationship.

				
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