general secondary education

Oksana Denisyuk
Tetiana Dron
Nataliia Tytarenko
Valentyna Tkachenko


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Abstract. The paper considers the basic principles of the European educational space. The article is aimed to determine the main ways of integrating the domestic educational system into the European educational space through the prism of the New Ukrainian School (NUS) reform. It was pointed out the European Community does not require that the specificities of member countries’ education systems be levelled. On the contrary, its priorities include effective cooperation, exchange of experience while preserving the national characteristics of each educational space, promotion of continuous training of EU citizens, carrying out measures to increase the mobility of applicants for education, developing joint educational programmes and exchange of information, etc. In the current conditions of crisis and war in Ukraine, the European community is open to Ukrainian schoolchildren, teachers and scientists. Hubs and special programs for supporting the Ukrainian educational and scientific sphere are being created. The NUS reform in Ukraine is a key element for integration into the European educational space because many provisions of this reform have common features with the principles of the European Community educational system. In particular, it is the formation of competencies necessary for successful self-realization in society, pedagogy based on the partnership between student, teacher and parents, trained and motivated teacher, having the freedom of creativity and developing professional, orientation to the student needs in the educational process, child-centeredness, inclusiveness of educational environment, etc. However, for effective European integration, Ukraine’s educational system must take a number of steps that will ensure the transformation of the domestic educational space into European. In particular, to create a road map for the entry of the Ukrainian education system into the European educational space, to expand the autonomy of educational institutions, to ensure appropriate training of scientific and pedagogical personnel, to reform the system of financing education in Ukraine, to introduce modern educational technologies, to improve the quality of teacher training, ensure international cooperation between educational institutions, etc.
Keywords: general secondary education, European integration, New Ukrainian school, educational space, educational environment, inclusion, competencies.

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