The new generation school
Since 2004 “Volnoe Delo" Oleg Deripaska Foundation has been involved in the program "New Generation School". A year after the Foundation joined the project 37 schools from 11 regions of Russia were involved in it.
As the result there emerged a replicable model school that had a culture of independent learning. Nowadays this concept is a key toschool modernization in Russia. The model changes fundamentally the nature of a teacher and brings a sense of healthy competition and a habit of continuing professional development to pupils.
The principle which is implemented by enthusiastic teachers is that "Education goes on all the time a child is awake." The program includes the promotion of search and research activity by children, non-alignment of behavior patterns and joint design and research work by teachers, students and their parents.
Children enrolled in this model were happy to go to school and spend the whole day there. They are well trained in foreign languages and are free to use the computer. They know how to draw, dance and design. Teachers focus on identifying and developing the abilities of each child. Parents are actively involved in school life.
Communication among schools within the network of the The New Generation School program is supported by regional resource centers in Abakan, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ust-Ilimsk, Ust-Labinsk, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl.
In 2008 Moscow school number 26 was the first school in the program implemented model of full-time primary school, working on a holistic program that combines and synchronizes primary and complementary education, all forms of classroom and extra-curricular activities and school and out-of-school activities.
Lessons learnt from that school are sucessfully implemented in other schools of regions participating in the programm. In 2010 the school was given the status of a federal pilot site (FPS) for 2010-2013.
The official website of the program www.leaducation.ru
Facts and Figures
160 million rubles invested since 2004
14 regions of Russia
1 850 teachers
22 000 students
7 regional resource centers