08 July 2010, Thursday, 12:44

Resource and education centre of UNESCO is founded on the basis of the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies

author: Jana Tahautdinova

The Committee of Bashkortostan for UNESCO Affairs goes on with preparation of the educational basis for attraction of schools and colleges of the region to collaboration in educational, academic and cultural spheres. As a result of the contract concluded between the Committee and the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies, this bilateral cooperation moved to the next stage of development. The foundation of the Resource and Education Centre of UNESCO will help to introduce more progressive forms of organization into "a school — a college — the Committee of Bashkortostan for UNESCO Affairs" interaction.

The cooperation of the Committee and the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies started in November of 2008 with the international research and practice conference titled "Creative Education is the Need of Modern Labour Market". Representatives of the academic community of Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan analyzed the then state of higher education in Russia and abroad. Basic trends in development of modern higher education were outlined in course of the study.

The contest titled "Our Future is in Unity and Concord" was organized in November of 2009: UNESCO schools of Ufa participated in it. Besides, there was a round table named "A Child — a Family — Society: the Problem of Tolerant Relations", where one of the most urgent themes of modern society that is protection of a child's rights was discussed. Situation in Russia and Bashkortostan was estimated, and the experience of foreign countries on protection of children's rights was considered.

The organization of joint research and practice conferences, round tables, master classes, Internet forums, festivals and championships in scientific sphere is planned for the future within the framework of the contract. Besides, the organization of different clubs, circles and pioneering teams aimed at realization of UNESCO educational, social and cultural projects is also presupposed.

The activity of the Resource and Education Centre will contribute to appearance of joint projects and programs. Some of them are already known: Education and Upbringing for Peace, Acquaintance with Culture and Traditions of Nations and Cultures of the World, Rights of Children, Languages of Peoples of the World, and others.

The aim of these conferences, workshops and lections is distribution of information about the activity of the UNO and UNESCO, establishment of direct contacts between UNESCO schools of the republic, Russia and foreign countries, and spread of knowledge about the national culture and traditions of people living in Bashkortostan and the whole world.