ПІДГОТОВКА КАНДИДАТІВ ТА ПІДВИЩЕННЯ ВИХОВНОГО ПОТЕНЦІАЛУ БАТЬКІВ-ВИХОВАТЕЛІВ ДИТЯЧИХ БУДИНКІВ СІМЕЙНОГО ТИПУ: ЗДОБУТКИ, ПРОБЛЕМИ І ПЕРСПЕКТИВИ
Training candidates and increasing the educational potential of the foster parents from family type orphanage: achievements, problems and prospects.
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Relevance of the problem is determined by the state policy of Ukraine on children’s rights ensuring according to international standards. For the realization of rights to be raised in family for orphans and children deprived of parents care the state created conditions for the relatively new social institution development: family type orphanages, in which parents are given the right to raise and maintain the orphans. The necessary condition for creating a family type orphanage is training candidates for social role of foster parents which is ensured by their compulsory attendance of relevant programs’ training system. An attempt to analyze in the article the experience of training candidates and increasing the educational potential of foster parents from family type orphanage in the context of the problem of foster parents’ gender competence formation is made. The author used theoretical and empirical research methods, such as analysis of scientific and pedagogical literature, comparison of the foster parents’ training program and family type orphanages foster parents’ candidates training program, documents content analysis. Author’s analysis of candidates training and foster parents’ from family type orphanage educational potential improvement experience suggests that the level of gender competence of foster parents from family type orphanage is insufficient which causes possible difficulties on the way of gender socialization of their foster-children in the context of the problem of their choosing complex of social roles. The needfor further study of gender competence as a component of a gender paradigm in the process of social transformation, improving the system of candidates training and foster parents’ educational potential increase is justified. The author of the article comes to the conclusion on the necessity of integrating gender knowledge into the content of foster parents training programs and the program for improving their educational potential, as well as the development of the gender competence forming technology of the foster parents from family type orphanage in the context of their pedagogical activity and directs further research for defining and reasoning of pedagogical conditions of gender competence formation of foster parents from family type orphanage.
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