Alexander N. Dzhurinskiy

Dzhurinskiy, Alexander N

Short Biography & Significant Contribution

Alexander N. Dzhurinskiy is Doctor of Sciences in Education (1985), Professor (since 1990), Member of the Russian Academy of Education (since 2004), and Department Director at the Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia.

Born in Nemirov (Ukraine) in 1941, Dzhurinskiy was educated at the Pedagogical Institute of Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) and graduated with excellence diploma in 1963. His career path started from being a school teacher in Kazakhstan (1963), eventually being promoted to positions of Associate Professor of Department of General History at the Pedagogical Institute, Alma-Ata; and Senior Researcher and Director of Department of Worldwide Pilot Schools at the Pedagogical Academy of USSR, Moscow, Russia. Other key positions he held include: Fellow of French Government at the University Rene-Descartes, Paris, France; Professor of Department of Education, Director of scientific group on history and comparative education at the Moscow Pedagogical State University; Foreign Professor of Educational Institute at the Tsukuba University, Japan; and Director of Department of Aesthetic and Labor Education at the Moscow Pedagogical State University (1996 to present).

Alexander Dzhurinskiy is one of the key experts in the field of comparative education in Russia and former Soviet Union. He has an impressive list of publications running close to 200 in number. In addition, Dzhurinskiy is one of the founders of the Russian Council of Comparative Education (RCCE) (1995). He works on issues related to comparative education studies as a research field and as a teaching subject. More specifically, he is an expert of on comparative education methodology, comparative analysis of history education, school systems, primary, secondary and higher education, theories and practices of learning and instruction, pilot schools, internationalization of education, globalization of education, and multicultural education. Dzhurinskiy is author of more than 20 books and textbooks widely circulating within higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan (the most noticeable outcome from his research).

Alexander Dzhurinskiy has advised over ten candidates and doctors of sciences in education. He maintains extensive collaboration networks with educators in Belarus, China, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Netherlands, and Ukraine. As an expert in comparative education, he participated in the project "Education of Third Age", sponsored by Seoul National University (2003), as well as the Russian-Hollandaise project "Preschool Education" (2005-2007). He regularly presents papers at international conferences on comparative education. The most notable panels included the Conference of Japan Comparative Education Society, Nagoya University, Japan (1993) and Worldwide Comparative Education Forum, Beijing Normal University, China (2002). He lectured at Bohum University, Germany (1999), International Education Forum, Beijing, China (2003), International Conference "Japan and Russia: Dialogue and Cultural Interaction", Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia (2003), 6th International Conference on Educational Research, Seoul National University, Korea (2005), Conference on Secondary Education Reform, National Pedagogical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2007).

Educational Background

Qualification of Teacher of Russian Language and History, Pedagogical Institute of Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan (1963)

Candidate of Sciences in History, Dissertation "Soviet-French Relations in 1944-1947", Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow (1967)

Doctor of Sciences in Education, Dissertation "Major Trends of General Education in France", Institute of General Pedagogics at the Pedagogical Academy of USSR, Moscow (1985)

Higher qualification of Full Professor in Education, State Committee of National Education of the USSR, Moscow (1990)

Member of Russian Academy of Education, Russian Academy of Education (2004). Elected as an expert in comparative education.

Professional Background

Teacher of Russian and History at secondary school level in Kazakhstan (1963)

Fellow at the Kazakh State University, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan and Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia (1963-1966)

Associate Professor at the Pedagogical Institute, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan (1967-1971)

Senior Researcher and Director of Scientific Group at the Pedagogical Academy of the USSR, Moscow (1971-1985)

Fellow of French Government at the University Rene-Descartes (Paris-V), Paris, France (1977-1978)

Professor at the Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow (1985-1996)

Foreign Professor at the Tsukuba University, Japan (1992-1995)

Director of Department of Aesthetic and Labor Education at the Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow (1996 to present)

Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)

Russian Academy of Education, Russia, Member

Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE), Member

Russian Council of Comparative Education (RCCE), Member

Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences, Russia, Full Member

Council on Doctorate Highest Degree Dissertations of Pedagogics Department at the Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia, Member

Selected Publications

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1981). School of France: Traditions and Reforms. Moscow: Znanije. 96 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1989). Reforms of Foreign School: Hopes and Reality. Moscow: Znanije. 80 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1993). School Abroad: Contemporary State and Trends of Development. Moscow: Prosvechenije. 203 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1997). What to Learn and How to Learn it from Japan. Moscow: Russian Pedagogical Agency. 84 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1998). Comparative Education. Moscow: Academia. 170 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1998). Japanese Miracle: Myths and Reality. Education and Instruction in Japan. Moscow: URAO. 65 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1998). History Education Abroad. Moscow: Forum-Infra-M. 368 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (1999, 2003). Development of Education in the Modern World. Moscow: Vlados. 140 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2000). Innovations in Education and Instruction in the USA. Moscow: URAO. 96 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2003). Higher Education: History and Contemporary Trends. Moscow: Prometey. 78 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2003, 2004). History of Education and Educational Thoughts. Moscow: Vlados. 400 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2005). Scientific and Methodological Problems of History Education and of Comparative Education. Moscow: Prometey. 196 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2007). Education in the Polycultural Educational Area of the CIS and Other Foreign Countries: A Comparative Study. Moscow: Prometey. 158 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2007). Education in a Multinational School. Moscow: Prosvechenije. 96 p. [in Russian]

Dzhurinskiy, A. (2007). Pedagogy of International Sociability: Multicultural Education in Russia and Abroad. Moscow: Sfera. 217 p. [in Russian].

 

Created: 7/22/2008

Updated: 7/22/2008

Contributed By: Andrey Uroda, The University of Hong Kong