Analysis of Contemporary Trends in the Professional Orientation of High School Students on Pedagogical Training Areas



We examine the current trends of the professional orientation of high school students on pedagogical training areas. There have been negative trends: 1) the prevalence of information mechanisms of vocational guidance; 2) an overemphasis on the orientation of the instability of the labor market (although for the teaching profession, this problem is very low); 3) the orientation of high school students to receive education in general, and not on the professional values of the profession; 4) attempt to apply to the interests existing in students and values the foreign model based on finding a suitable sphere of labor, instead of the traditional Russian ideas about skills and values shaped in the activity. We reveal the obvious successes and methodological findings of the domestic system of career guidance on the profession of the teacher: 1) through the promotion of self-construction of the personal professional plan of a student; 2) through work with the emotional, motivational and semantic sphere of the person; 3) through formation the value pattern of the teaching profession in high school students.

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Keywords: professional orientation, professional self-determination, optant, mechanisms of career guidance, values, personal professional plan

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Krylova M.A. Analysis of Contemporary Trends in the Professional Orientation of High School Students on Pedagogical Training Areas [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2015. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 190–198. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2015070118. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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M. A. Krylova, PhD in Psychology, Post-graduate Student of the Department of Neuro-and Pathopsychology of the Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Tver, Russia, e-mail:



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