Kandaurova A. V.

PREPARATION OF TEACHERS FOR CHANGES BY SUPPLEMENTARY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Abstract:

Modern social changes occurring in all the spheres of human activity, not only in Russian but all over the world, often have a destabilizing effect on men. In the middle of the last century, a number of foreign scientists (E. Toffler, A. Shchyts, P. Shtompka, and others) proved that a person responds to permanent changes with the expenditure of their life resources. A constant need for adaptation to changes results in emotional stress caused by the increased activity of the endocrine system, which disbalances homeostasis. As a result men suffer from stress and emotional exhaustion. The teaching profession, stressful as it is, requires considerable psychoemotional resources. Without diminishing the importance of preventive work, it should be said that it is working teachers who require special attention because they implement all the changes and innovations into the educational practice. Meanwhile, in the current situation teachers themselves feel «infinitely tired». As a result of the theoretical analysis of domestic and foreign sources, the article proves the urgency of this problem. As empirical evidence, a study was made of the parameters of teachers' readiness for change and their viability indicators were assessed, for which appropriate methods were used. As a result, it was proved that teachers are hardly prepared for changes. Moreover, constant changes destabilize and cause emotional stress. At the same time, the indicators of viability among teachers comply with standard ratios. It can be concluded that the «endless fatigue» of modern teachers may result from the limit of their life resources. Hence the task to maintain the health of modern teachers is very important for the system of supplementary professional pedagogical education. Within the framework of professional development, it is possible to prepare teachers to adapt to changes, to develop coping behavior in today's difficult conditions, to increase their life resources.

About the autors:

Anna Valerievna Kandaurova, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Social, Economic and Humanitarian Disciplines

Place of employment:

Tarsky branch of Omsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin

Contacts:

e-mail:kandaurova@list.ru

Key words:

changes; teacher; supplementary vocational education; teacher training; life resources; resilience