TVET Teachers in the Changing World: The Case of Russia

  • Anna MuravevaEmail author
  • Olga Oleynikova
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This chapter addresses different perspectives on the development and current state of play of TVET teacher training in Russia against a historical context of TVET evolution in the country. In the Introduction, basic facts and figures about the TVET system are presented followed by a brief historical overview of the evolution of TVET teacher training in Russia. This is presented against the transformations of the training of workers in the twentieth century when training teachers for TVET acquired a systemic character and respective research and programs began to be developed. The next section looks into the impact of societal and developmental factors, such as challenges of sustainable development, green economy, and green skills fostering, on the competences of teachers. Key weaknesses of the system of TVET teacher training are identified, and a set of measures to enhance its quality are reviewed. Challenges for TVET teacher training as well as solutions adopted are addressed, including the search for ways to effectively foster new competences of TVET teachers relating to changes in the graduates’ skills required by the labor market in the framework of the sustainable development agenda and of the greening of the economy (green jobs, fostering green skills, greening the curricula and TVET schools). The impact of internationalization on the enhancement of TVET teacher training in Russia is also examined. The conclusions finalizing the chapter relate to possible ways to enhance quality of TVET teacher qualifications.


Teacher training Teacher education Competences Curricula Skills Quality of training TVET system 


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  1. 1.Centre for Vocational Education and Training StudiesMoscowRussia

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