Teachers’ Opinion about Implementation of the Professional Standard: Results of Sociological Research



The article discusses some aspects of the teaching community readiness to implementation of the professional standard. Based on the questionnaire data, conducted among teachers of educational institutions in all federal districts of the Russian Federation (1000), the authors estimated the level of teachers’ awareness about the professional standard, as well as related to its implementation. Although the implementation of the professional standard is expected in the nearest future, this research shows that the level of awareness of teachers it is not high enough. Not all teachers reviewed this document, and among respondents who claimed to have studied the standard, a considerable percentage doesn’t know, what information is contained in it. In general, respondents are positive about the inmpementation of professional standards, although there are concerns among educators that bureaucratic barriers on them may increase.

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Keywords: teacher professional standards, awareness, a group of working actions, necessary skills and knowledge of the teacher, the professional community

Journal rubric: Pedagogical Education

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2016210204

For citation: Margolis A.A., Arzhanykh E.V., Gurkina O.A., Novikova E.M. Teachers’ Opinion about Implementation of the Professional Standard: Results of Sociological Research. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2016. Vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 22–34. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2016210204.


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Information About the Authors

Arkadiy A. Margolis, PhD in Psychology, Rector, Professor, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9832-0122, e-mail: margolisaa@mgppu.ru

Elena V. Arzhanykh, Head of the Department of Planning and Support of Scientific Projects and Events, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: arzhanyhev@mgppu.ru

Olga A. Gurkina, researcher at the Center for Applied psychological and educational research, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: GurkinaOA@mgppu.ru

Elena M. Novikova, scientific researcher, Information and analytical department, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: novikovaem@mgppu.ru



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