Continuing Professional Education and Issues of Adaptation of Yakutian Teachers in Contemporary Conditions

Lead Author Olga, Chorosova
Co-Authors Diane Hirshberg, PhD, Professor of Education Policy and Director Center for Alaska Education Policy Research Institute of Social and Economic Research. University of Alaska Anchorage Ute Kaden, Ed.D., Associate Professor Secondary Education. University of Alaska Fairbanks. School of Education
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.1 Lifelong Professional Education in the Present Context of Transformation and Their Impact on the Quality of Life
Presentation Type Poster
Abstract text Relevant issues of adult education in current conditions are linked to understanding education as a value, as well as with definition of its role and place in intercultural collaboration; its adaptive properties in the context of globalization, IT development, intensive industrial development of theSakha Republic (Yakutia). Education is also interpreted as a component of culture.
The features of geo-educational policy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) are affected by objective factors that are characteristic for the Russian educational space: recognition of the leading role of additional professional training in the context of continuing education in relation to socio-economic transformations occurring worldwide and others.
We are interested in comparative approach to studying current state of the system of continuing professional education for adults in the North-East of the Russian Federation, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), and the countries of the circumpolar North (Alaska, Canada): educational institutions that are members of the University of the Arctic.
Among the main directions of research in the context of current transformation processes taking place in additional professional education domain, the following, in our opinion, are of doubtless scientific interest:
- paradigmatic orientation of contemporary education given that both individuals and society are oriented towards life-long learning (LLL): comparative aspect (the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Alaska (USA));
- studying the socio-economic realities and their impact on the professional and personal well-being of the adult working population.
From this perspective, a comparative study of professional and personal well-being of teachers in Yakutia, in the countries of the circumpolar North (Alaska, USA) in modern conditions cannot be more relevant.
There is much work ahead in order to obtain the full picture of how the teachers of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) assess their professional and personal well-being, social status, opportunities for self-development, and the quality of their lives in general. A comparison with the results of research, as well as a similar survey conducted among teachers in Alaska (USA) will identify common and specific features in the trends and prospects of continuing professional education of teachers.