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2015 | 4(48) | 141-151

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The Innovative Approaches to Training Masters of Social and Educational Sphere: Foreign Experience of Great Britain

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The article is devoted to description of innovative approaches to training masters of social and educational sector in the UK. The content and procedural aspects of the social workers are analyzed. The author has determined the activities of the Central Council for Education and Training in the sphere of social work and defined the basic documents which set the directions of its development, the only state requirements to specialist diploma in social work, the selection procedure applicants, training programs based on academic schools for different specializations areas of social work, qualification requirements for the Diploma single social worker. The author has noted that strict selection for the profession of a social worker operates in the UK, but the criteria in various educational institutions differ a little bit. But several common requirements can be identified: the presence of high school assessments, a thorough knowledge of core subjects, physical and emotional stability, social maturity, the recommendation of the school of moral and personal qualities. Selection shall foster commission that draws attention to age restrictions, the practical experience of social work, the overall level of entrants to teaching in a higher institution, self-discipline and so on. Systematization and summarizing the results of the comparative analysis of socio-pedagogical education in the UK and Ukraine make it possible to conclude that definite differences are observed with similar approaches to the construction of basic educational model of social pedagogy. Despite the fact that countries have a multi-level system of training social workers, vocational training process based on values and ethical principles of social and educational activities, there is a tendency to build in the terms of lifelong education. In the context of our study innovative approaches to training masters of social and educational sphere UK, including interdisciplinary, systematic, competence, empirical approaches to creating programs of practice may be distinguished. A promising direction for further study can be learning and active implementation of integrative and modular, reflexive and management technology of professional and personal development of a social worker.



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