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Szymon Jankiewicz Took Part in the XV International Scientific-Practical Conference “Trends in the Development of Education. Quality of Education Results and Reforms that Contribute to its Growth”

Szymon Jankiewicz presented a report about “Development of additional education in Russia: achievements and new challenges”.

Szymon Jankiewicz, Director of the Center for Education Law, took part in the round table “How to change the policy in the system of additional education and what has changed in the system itself?” The round table was held within the XV international scientific-practical conference “Trends in the development of education. Quality of education results and reforms that contribute to its growth”. Szymon Jankiewicz presented a report about “Development of additional education in Russia: achievements and new challenges”.

It is important that at the moment additional programmes, as well as pre-professional ones, are aimed at identifying gifted children. They co-exist with the general education, but they are considered to be a more appropriate tool for forming individual educational trajectories. A variety of additional education programmes and more practical orientation provide children with their needs.

Education law takes into the account the characteristics of students, that make it possible to judge the inclusive nature of supplementary education. Creation of special conditions for every child, regardless of his upbringing and economic status of his family, is essential for eliminating inequalities in education. In addition to the actual educational programmes, there are also special organizations and financial mechanisms, for example, personalized funding. Additional education will also help children with disabilities or children in difficult life situations.

At the same time, there are a number of regulatory barriers to the development of additional education: educational activities’ licensing, including network, outdated sanitary and epidemiological requirements, etc. New programs’ creation based on multilateral vertical and horizontal partnerships; conduction of classes in unusual places; more active involvement of business and socially-oriented NPOs are only some of the possible changes that can be made.