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  • 1. What do we teach about our neighbours Alexey Feldt Elena Lapshina Margarita Selkova Tatiana Teterevleva Arkhangelsk (Russia), 2007
  • 2. What do we teach about our neighbours
    • S chool level:
    • Compulsory Content Minimum of the basic secondary education
    • Federal component of the State Education Standard
    • (Ministry of Education, No. 1236 of 19/05/1998,
    • No. 56 of 30/06/1999, No. 1089 of 05/03/2004)
  • 3. United (Standard) State Examination "The time of troubles" in Russia in the end of the 16th – beginning of the 17th centuries. Struggle with Poland and Sweden . 1 .4.7 The territorial growth of Russia in the 16 th century : conquests and colonization . Livonian war.   1.4.5 The formation of the Grand D uchy of Lithuania . Russian territories in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.   1. 3.4 The Expansion from the West and its role in the history of Rus and Baltic region. 1 .3.2 International contacts of the Medieval Rus . Influence of Byzantium and Steppe peoples. 1 .2.5  The state formation at the Eastern Slaves. The Norman problem. 1 .2.1   The tribes of the Eastern Slaves and their neighbours.   1. 1.1 The history of Russia till the end of the 16th century    1.  
  • 4. United (Standard) State Examination The peoples of the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19 th century . The national policy of the Russian autocracy. 3 .6 . 3 The main directions of the Russian foreign policy in 1860 s – 1890 s . The territorial growth of the Russian Empire. 3 .5 . 2 The history of Russia of the 19th century 3. Russian culture and its connections to the European and world culture of the 18th century. 2 .3.6 Russia in the wars of the second half of the 18 th century . Joining of the new territories. 2. 3.4 Russian foreign policy in the first half of the 18th century. The Nordic war. 2.2.2 The territorial growth of Russia in the 17th century 2.1.3 The history of Russia of the 17t – 18th century 2.
  • 5. United (Standard) State Examination Contemporary Russia in the system of international relations . Russian Federation and CIS. The place of Russia in the contemporary world integration processes. 4 .6.4 "New thinking" in the Soviet foreign policy… The break-up of the USSR and the creation of CIS. 4.5.4 Great Patriotic War 1941 – 1945 4.4 Soviet foreign policy in 1920s – 1930s. … Soviet-Finnish war of 1939 - 1940, inclusion of new territories into the USSR. 4 . 3.6 The formation of the USSR : choosing the ways of uniting . The national policy in 1920s – 1930s. 4 . 3.2 The history of Russia of the 20th century 4.
  • 6. Textbooks
    • 2004 – conference
    • “ History textbooks:
    • carriers of the stereotypes,
    • memory of the conflicts,
    • or the source for mutual understanding?”
  • 7. What do we teach about our neighbours
    • The main problems:
    • Disbalance of the Russian history and European (world) context
    • Predominance of the political history (or the history of the state)
    • Lack of information about social history, history of everyday life and culture
    • History of anonymes.
    • Strong “memory of the conflicts”.
    • “ The history of our neighbours is
    • the history of our wars with them”?
  • 8. What do we teach about our neighbours
    • University Level:
    Federal Standard of Higher Education Federal component (unified, compulsory) Regional component (developed by the University)
  • 9. What do we teach about our neighbours
    • Federal (compulsory) component :
    • History of the regions of the world
    • History of the regions and peoples of Russia.
    • Regional component (developed by the University):
    • History of the Barents Euro-Arctic region
    • Ethnic history of Russia and Russian national policy in the 19th – beginning of the 20th century.
  • 10. What do we teach about our neighbours
    • The main problems:
    • No developed system of information exchange (between levels of education, between the regions, etc)
    • Lack of reliable resources with high availability.