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Publication date: 8 May 2017

Natalia Zaitseva, Elena Dzhandzhugazova, Natalya Bondarchuk and Marina Zhukova

The study of the problems hindering improvement of the system of training through standardization of qualification requirements is relevant because, in a globalized system…

Abstract

Purpose

The study of the problems hindering improvement of the system of training through standardization of qualification requirements is relevant because, in a globalized system of teaching staff and high rates of migration, not only national but also international requirements for employees should be considered. This increases the competitiveness of university and college graduates in different countries. The purpose of this paper is to develop recommendations for the creation of a system of lifelong learning through the application of professional standards.

Design/methodology/approach

The leading method in the study of this problem is the comparative analysis of the experiences of different countries to improve the training system based on the use of qualification frameworks.

Findings

The paper offers science-based measures of integration and the international experience of lifelong learning, through the application of standards of World Skills International, as well as the requirements of professional standards.

Originality/value

The authors formulate the conceptual directions for the application of professional standards in not only the continuous training and qualification of personnel, which allows identifying “gaps” in the competences, but also building individual educational trajectory. Article submissions are of practical value to the organization, personnel training as well as scientists engaged in the study of international best practice using standardization requirements for the qualification of personnel in education.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 9 January 2017

Natalia Zaytseva, Anna Larionova, Vadim Zhukov and Sergey Pervunin

Actuality of this subject is predetermined by the fact that global competitiveness and expansion of exchange of knowledge made employers not only increase requirements to…

Abstract

Purpose

Actuality of this subject is predetermined by the fact that global competitiveness and expansion of exchange of knowledge made employers not only increase requirements to factual results of the study at all levels of education but also announce the necessity of formation of new qualities with graduates. The purpose of this paper is to develop a complex of recommendations for employers’ participation in the formation of educational programs for preparing specialists in the service sphere, aimed at improving education quality and the demand for graduates in the labor market.

Design/methodology/approach

A method which leads to the study of this problem is desk methods of research. For an evaluation of the results of realization of educational programs and use of educational resources for training of specialists in the service sphere, the authors conducted a survey of employers (representatives of service sphere); the selection constituted 300 people.

Findings

The paper determines scientifically substantiated directions of activities for the participation of employers in the formation of educational programs and resources for training of specialists in the service sphere. The authors developed a model of interconnection of purposes and results of employers’ participation in the realization of educational programs, formation, and use of educational resources.

Originality/value

The practical significance of this research consists in the fact that received results and offers could be used by educational establishments, employers, and professional associations.

Details

International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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