Foreign Languages in Russian and Swedish Marine Schools : Outcomes of a comparative study


As it is commonly known, one of the driving forces of a progress in almost every field of human activity is the synthesis of accumulated world expertise. Under the circumstances when Russian system undergoes series of modifications it becomes extremely important to study and analyze present tendencies in the development of education in world leading countries. The activities and achievements of contemporary foreign scientists and scholars aimed at modernizing national systems of education, undoubtedly, present a big interest to Russian academics. Comparative analyses of existing national systems of education (or their components) is a common practice now and are carried out by international organizations (for example UNESCO), in most world research centers and educational institutions as well as by individual scientists and scholars. Comparative studies pursue the following main goals: To investigate the present state of education systems (or their components) in the different countries and identify the important tendencies in their development To specify similar and distinctive features in compared systems as well as to explain the grounds for those similarities and differences To work out recommendations how to use the international expertise in order to improve the efficiency of education in home country.