Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-3
Larisa V. Nikolaeva* , Galina N. Sleptsova and Sofya S. Alekseeva
*Author of Corresponding: Larisa V. Nikolaeva North-Eastern Federal University named after M. K. Ammosov, Yakutsk, Russian Federation; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: The purpose of the present article is to substantiate students’ professional competences in the field of multicultural education of children and formation of principles of tolerance. Methods/Statistical Analysis: To justify the proposed approach, we offer the course “Formation of tolerance among preschool children”. We have conducted survey among the students at the beginning and the end of this course. We adhere to the principles of “human security” concept as a new avenue in the international and national security, and are involved in the UNESCO project on the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence. Findings: The article substantiates the working system of the university in multicultural education. The activities of the Department on International Relations, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of the Arctic, UNESCO chair, French Resource Center, the scholarship programs of the French Embassy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Fulbright program, the “Aurora” project, involving cooperation with universities in Europe, and the on-line learning programs of foreign universities are aimed at development of academic mobility of students and teachers. Challenging research on intercultural communication is carried out in the scientific school of “Self-development in a Multilingual Environment”. North-Eastern Federal University is a member institution of the University of the Arctic - International Open University, which aims at cooperation of the universities of the Arctic region of the world. In the framework of the University of the Arctic, more than 100 students participated in the exchange program “North to North”, having the opportunity to study in foreign universities. Application/Improvements: Multicultural education system in vocational education will allow for quality training of students, formation of civil stance in future teachers aimed at training tolerance, respect between peoples, peace, friendship, solidarity.
Keywords: Academic Mobility, Culture of Peace, Cultural Interference, Intercultural Communication, Multilingual Environment, Multicultural Education, Tolerance
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