СТАНОВЛЕННЯ ХАРКІВСЬКОГО ДЕРЖАВНОГО ПЕДАГОГІЧНОГО ІНСТИТУТУ ПІД КЕРІВНИЦТВОМ ЙОГО ПЕРШОГО ДИРЕКТОРА Й.Г. ПОДОЛЬСЬКОГО (1931–1934 рр.)
Formation of Kharkov State Pedagogical Institute under the guidance of its first director I. H. Podolskyi (1931–1934).
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The article presents the main activities of Joseph H. Podolskyi as the first director of Kharkiv Institute of Education (KIE) and Kharkov State Pedagogical Institute (KSPI) in 1931–1934, at that time the leading metropolitan pedagogical institute. For the first time the structural and substantial changes at the university were revealed, its becoming under the supervision of personnel, training and educational system of work, which helped to create effective at the time the higher education institution with highly qualified teaching staff, 6 departments and 13 chairs. This is confirmed by J. Podolskyi’s competent efforts to expand the institute, to form new departments, divisions, chairs, offices, receiving and engagement of new academic buildings and hostels, with the opening counseling centers in areas for extramural students. The real is his significant contribution to the development and improvement of curricula and programs, the optimal organization of the educational process, the work of student assets, prompting an academic discipline, strengthening the accounting and control of educational work of students and teachers. J. Podolskyi is remarkable for professional maturity, his dedication to work and effectiveness of management. Under hard political and socio-economic conditions of a totalitarian state J. Podolskyi did his best to provide a high-quality professional education of teachers. J. H. Podolskyi took a short and at the end a tragic walk of life. In memory of descendants he will always remain one of the founding fathers and first rector of Kharkiv State Pedagogical Institute. For modern teachers, for higher pedagogical school the experience of Pedagogical Institute Director Podolskyi and his colleagues has been for a long 30 years an example of a positive lesson of future teachers’ education under conditions of economic and social problems that today have not pass our universities and schools. It should be thoroughly and without jaundice studied the system of management of the educational process of the university created by Podolskyi including the organization of students’ independent work, features of their constant cooperation with professors and assistants, ways of control and stimulation of the future teachers’ learning achievements and responsibilities.
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