Aims and values of professional activity of American and Russian preschool educators

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Abstract

The contribution describes the pilot comparative study of the perceptions of American and Russian kindergarten educators of aims and values of their professional activity. It presents the results which show substantial differences in the correlation between values and aims of activity, in placing of priorities, in perception of social situation between American and Russian educators. It identifies a principal rift between the values and aims of professional activity among Russian educators.

General Information

Keywords: aims and values of professional educational activity, ideal kindergarten graduate

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Chernova O.L. Aims and values of professional activity of American and Russian preschool educators . Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2012. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 38–47. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

O. L. Chernova, PhD in Psychology, senior researcher, laboratory Psychological problems of teachers training, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: olchern2004@mail.ru