rss_2.0Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal, Social Security and Freedom Journal Feed in heterogeneous educational institutions<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article substantiates the need to form the strategic competence of future teachers in postgraduate education. The authors formulated the concept of “strategic leadership competence of a future teacher” and presented the components and indicators of the competence. The effectiveness of the curriculum “Pedagogical management and management in modern school” developed and implemented in the educational process in forming the competence of strategic leadership of a future teacher is proved. Confirmation is maintained by the presented results of the study, which showed positive dynamics in the level of the researched competence formation.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue competence leadership from philosophical and political direction and the challenges in education<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The difference between the work of philosophical and political cadres in terms of the multiplicity of aspects that we want to consider in this article makes it essential to analyse an interdisciplinary vision to lead to the analysis of a system of professional and personalised resources within the education system and which give content to their professionalism. These skills contribute to successful performance in favour of social development and continuous “Education-Labour Market” contact. The quality of orientation, teaching and supervision will also be analysed; it is a reality that can be used in the educational system, which brings out motivations, feelings, convictions and loyalties which distinguish cadres in today’s society in an increasingly globalised system and which they ensure optimism and unity of thought and action which can be an example to strengthen leadership.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Development and Leadership Skills: a case study of UIB training courses<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper presents the results of a post-training survey organized by Kenzhegali Sagadiyev University of International Business (UIB) within the Development of Teachers Training for Leadership (DeSTT) project. The survey aimed to assess the effectiveness of the training provided to teachers within the DeSTT project and used a combination of sentiment analysis and content analysis to analyze the responses of participants. The results of the survey indicated that most of the participants provided positive feedback regarding the training, suggesting that it was effective in enhancing their knowledge and skills. This paper contributes to the growing body of research on the importance of professional development for teachers and highlights the value of using sentiment analysis and content analysis to assess the effectiveness of training programs.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue, coaching and education system in the sport context.<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Numerous reports show the relationship between sports, educational leadership processes and quality in the education system. This study highlights the importance of teacher leadership in sports and sport management as a key management objective in the complex educational system. It will be essential to identify their pedagogical leadership. We will draw the concept of a coach by selecting its main characteristics, those related and applied to its profession in the educational context. Coaching focuses on what both ourselves and others can achieve, relying on our resources and directing us towards the realisation of what we want so that we can express our true potential and detect interferences. We will analyse what is not working and preventing us from achieving our goals. We will identify changes in people and organisations to develop the potential to provide leadership and talent management training for teaching staff and teams.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue contribution of cognitive and neurological sciences to the study of leadership.<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The topic of leadership is extremely relevant today. The increasingly widespread belief that it is possible to acquire behaviour typical of a leader has encouraged the development of research into the determinants of leadership behaviour. Particular interest has been aroused by neuroscientific discoveries about the functioning of the brain in the light of new neuroimaging technologies. The focus on findings from neuroscience and cognitive science is the basis for the terms neuroleader and neuroleadership. This article illustrates the results of this contamination between different scientific fields.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue of Future Teachers’ Leadership Competence at a Higher Education Institution<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article substantiates the need to form leadership competence among future teachers in the conditions of university education. The authors generalized and concretized the concept of “leadership competence” of the future teacher, defining it as a particular competence, namely the meta-competence. The research aimed to define the possible ways to form future teachers’ leadership competence in mastering the educational program “Pedagogy and Psychology.” The algorithm for future teachers’ leadership competence development is suggested in the given article.</p> <p>The confirmation of the accepted hypothesis is justified by the presented results of the study, which showed positive dynamics in the level of formation of the studied competence. The effectiveness of the consistent and purposeful formation of the future teacher’s leadership competence in studying psychological and pedagogical disciplines and passing pedagogical practice has been proven.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue in Changing Environment and University Employees’ Attitudes towards Ideal Leadership<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Leadership styles have been the most important factor for HEI’s agility. Studies on educational leadership have grown significantly, but there are insufficient studies on faculty attitudes towards leadership. The purpose of this study is to explore in-depth knowledge and understandings of latent internal and external environmental factors that influence faculty attitudes towards ideal leadership. Data were collected from 1065 teaching and non-teaching staff working at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, most prestigious and largest science and engineering university in Mongolia. This research analyzed the data using thematic analysis. The result of thematic analysis suggests that HEI’s environment in Mongolia tends to be bureaucratic, highly politically motivated, and dysfunctional that create multiple barriers to running higher education institutes in market-oriented ways and hindering university agility to the changes in market and society. It is also evident that university employees dislike the current leadership and seem to have strong commitments to accept participative, transformational, and servant leaderships. This study contributes to the educational leadership literature by providing better understandings of the critical factors affecting faculty perceptions about the existing leadership and their attitudes towards ideal leadership.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue on globalisation, leadership and pedagogy: Competence-based didactics and Objective based Training.<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Numerous research shows us the relationship between the management and process of educational leadership and results in the quality of the educational system internationally at the time of globalisation. That is why we will talk in this article about the commitment that the education system and universities, in particular, have to the constant development and improvement of the quality of teaching and updating of study projects, among others, and above all, of their teachers, as well as what characterises a teacher with leadership and educational leadership in a competitive and globalised system.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue of future teachers’ strategic leadership competence in the process of Master’s program training<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The article substantiates the need to form the strategic competence of future teachers in postgraduate education. The authors formulated the concept of “strategic leadership competence of a future teacher” and presented the components and indicators of the competence. The effectiveness of the curriculum “Pedagogical management and management in modern school” developed and implemented in the educational process in forming the competence of strategic leadership of a future teacher is proved. Confirmation is maintained by the presented results of the study, which showed positive dynamics in the level of the researched competence formation.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue culturalist perspective to Russian international posture in XXI century<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper is aimed at proposing an analysis of the Russian geopolitical self-perception in the light of a “culturalist” approach. The paper uses Samuel Huntington’s “model of civilizations” as an interpretative prism, following a multidisciplinary approach which allows to epistemologically validate certain points of the Huntingtonian thesis, and to reject others. This approach does not invalidate the neo-realist theories of international relations regarding the Russian search for a relative increase of power through the use of material factors. If anything, the culturalist perspective must be placed side by side with the neo-realist one in order to better grasp some intangible elements, in particular the attention paid by Moscow to its (former) imperial dimension, the influence exercised by the autocratic tradition on Russia’s international posture, together with the role of geographic space, the ascendency of the Orthodox church, as well as Eurasianist cultural inclinations. Finally, through a critical analysis and a selective review of the academic literature on these issues (as well as of the political texts published by some of the most prominent Russian politicians and intellectuals), the paper aims to demonstrate the self-perceived originality of the Russian model and its difficulty in being placed within the Western political categories.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue of an interdisciplinary module of the educational program of the field “Pedagogical Sciences” at the Master’s level (Module on the effective communication and conflict management)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Socio-economic, political, cultural transformations in Kazakhstan place great demands on each person, his knowledge, personal qualities, social skills. In this sense, what we want to highlight is the fact that the role and value of the modern educational system is growing, in which human capital becomes important as it is a criterion for the level of social development, also measuring the standard of living of society. Therefore, in such conditions, the essence of the concept of educational leadership proves its effectiveness.</p> <p>In this regard, the relevance of the above concept is emphasized by the practical value of the accumulated experience of highly developed foreign countries in ensuring high-quality education, focused primarily on the development of leadership qualities of students / teachers / managers, the introduction of innovative ideas into educational practice. The paper is aimed at developing and modernizing curricula for professional development and teacher training in Mongolia, Kazakhstan in order to expand the competencies of target groups in the field of leadership. The results of the project include an interdisciplinary modular program for the master's degree level, which combines pedagogical, sociological, psychological, legal, economic and managerial elements, and a professional development program “Teachers-leaders”.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue“Apparently Forgotten Wars”. (Digital) Genocide, Information and the Construction of the Other in Postmodern Conflicts<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper proposes a problematic reconstruction of the relationship between ethnic conflict, racial hatred, and media, focusing on the analysis of information flows and the social construction of the Other, as a public enemy, in war contexts. Through a socio-historical approach, analyzing sources offered by the press and international literature, we will examine the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, where about one million people lost their lives in only 100 days. This case study is still particularly interesting today as an example of a timeless conflict, or rather of a 'forgotten (ethnic) war’</p> <p>This expression refers to those conflicts that have profoundly marked humanity but have not received enough attention from the mass media. This is often the case for economic reasons, intrinsic to the information economy, as well as cultural issues and, to some extent, also because of the dependence of the media on the agenda dictated by politicians, who often choose to promote conflicts when there are special interests at stake.</p> <p>Digital technologies have, however, partially limited the effects of this “forgetting.” Interconnection and digitization processes can sometimes transform the violent past into public memory, into pieces of shared history, so that the same mistakes are never made again.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue the return to war in Europe and the end of the era of globalization?<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The authors try to define a new aspect of the post-soviet space that arise with the war in Ukraine. Starting from a historical analysis, they consider the question of the concept of the security state and its role within new international dynamics, the new globalization, the transformation of the world via social-media and the new possible peace perspectives in the 21st century.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue training approaches in European civil service schools<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>For the last decades interest in leadership skills training is a persistent feature of the design of contents in many educational curricula at different levels. This relevance has been highlighted in an abundant literature on leadership training and in the development of guidelines that some prominent transnational organizations have published as a convenient way to focus that training. This article summarizes the findings of the first part of a research devoted to the study of the approaches of the training in “leadership” and “digital leadership” by three stakeholders: training providers; scholars; and some major transnational organizations. The research aims to clarify the concept adopted, the priorities established and the competencies that have been considered suitable to be transmitted. Through a documentary review of leadership development training programs delivered by national schools of public administration in European Union member countries, this paper examines the perspective adopted to train civil servants in those competencies considered suitable to be transmitted when training for leadership and digital leadership.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue leadership across cultures<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The goal of this article is to introduce a reflection on leadership in the educational context. Our reasoning will start from the concept of group in its sociological meaning, from Donati (2021) to Goffman (1959) passing through Tuckman’s five stages of group development (1977). In this way, we will argue about the idea of leadership, more in detail on an important element in which the educational leader acts: the culture at all its different levels:, that of the school and then that of the community, which represents a crucial junction for its influence on the way of conceiving educational systems (paragraph 2), the term used to designate the holder of leadership is educational leader, meaning the one who coordinates and manages tasks within an educational context (paragraph 3). The choice that inspires our approach to leadership concept is, from one hand to frame the theme in its transcultural perspective, we believe that any educational context today can only be conceived as an international and global theater, regardless of the origin of the actors and the audience that are there. In addition to people and the objects, the way of formulating concepts of use that have multiform tonalities, origins, and heritages, often far from the context in which they appear and act, they are hybrids. On the other hand, schools often experience internationality and globalization very concretely: they host foreign students and participate in international projects of cooperation with other countries (paragraph 4). In our final remarks, we will affirm and demonstrate that the reflections proposed in this pathway on the topic of leadership are intended to signal the importance of laying the foundation for an international content orientation on which the knowledge of the educational leader is based. Therefore, using the concepts that describe intercultural communication, we assume that sociology can undertake a more incisive analysis of the meaning of multicultural societies.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue and Leadership from a psychological perspective<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The issue of leadership is one of the most topical. The focus of the research is on identifying the characteristics a person must possess to be a leader, where the term indicates anyone who has a role in coordinating and guiding a group of people. In a globalised world in which production processes are carried out by teams of people, the possibility of identifying people with leadership skills or, better still, of training people to be leaders acquires fundamental importance. The article attempts to identify the intellectual, personality, emotional and relational characteristics of a leader and suggest ways to 'educate' for leadership, highlighting the centrality of psychology in the study, identification and enhancement of these characteristics.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue between a Country and a Continent: China and Africa. A first and not a simple matter......<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Through this contribution of a geopolitical approach, the author intends to propose an updated and accurate framework on the relations between China and Africa as well as some critical reflections on various geopolitical and geo-economic aspects concerning the intense development of the diversified economic relations between China and the different African States.</p> <p>China’s foreign economic policy in Africa has laid solid foundations through the implementation of the various Sino-African Cooperation Forums that have taken place since 2000 and that have seen an increasing involvement of the Chinese government in the process.</p> <p>This paper intends to make a brief reflection on China’s visible economic and geopolitical interest in the African Continent as a whole. The analysis that follows traces the main stages in the history of relations between China and Africa, emphasizing the increased importance of the Sino-African forums that led to what is now known as Chinese neo-colonization. In addition, the case studies of the Silk Road and the Rare Lands are highlighted. Finally, some of the social impacts of the Chinese presence in Africa are also examined such as the construction of new cities for the Chinese migrant population and the teaching of the Chinese language (Mandarin) in schools in some African Countries.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue Learning: intercultural education and communication Europe and beyond<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Life-Long Learning seems to be an all-sides studied model. Globalisation, work-market rapid change, and the free circulation of knowledge let researchers discover that there is a new way of designing the LLL process. The multicultural society is a drive of LLL process optimisation. After the Lisbon strategy and seeing the unstoppable path of lifelong learning stress, the requirements for a profound reflection on the role of citizen’s education. The article aims to analyse the intercultural aspect of LLL and how it can be stretched. Particular attention is dedicated to how the EU and RF reply to society and economic challenges through the implementation of the LLL process. The intercultural aspect will comprise a horizontal intercultural aspect and vertical ones. Will be examined the role of the European Commission as well as a promoter of the idea of an inclusive society and the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. The intercultural approach will be stressed thanks to examining the Soviet Union and Russian Federation’s LLL process. The used methodology is a review of relevant intervention studies and Political Documents and Financing actions for examining the effectiveness of interventions.</p> <p>The analysis of two paths of the LLL process’s implementation and promotion; the analysis of two ways of LLL process organisation will permit an expansive view of the LLL process. Furthermore, the parallel analysis of the LLL process permits us to see how the two ways of social development can be reflected through different actions on LLL policy, starting from formal education and ultimate to third Age Education. In final, it permits us to learn more about how LLL can be a solution to avoid social welfare bankruptcy.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue and digital education during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis.<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The pandemic crisis has coincided with a time of global economic crisis. The education system has suffered from this double impact: the simultaneous closure of schools and universities and a significant worsening of the business and productivity system. Digitalisation in the education process started in the far past, but it has become a priority with the pandemic. The use of digital tools in the educational process ensured that the latter did not come to a complete standstill during the pandemic. Although digitalisation is seen as a possible solution to the problems facing schools, it can also be seen as a factor in widening the gap between rich and developing countries. The article proposes a reflection about education during the pandemic and the digitalisation process of schools in all its facets and at alle education level.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue internal migration in Kuban’. The case of Krasnodar.<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Environmental migration owes its existence to pull factors, i.e. disastrous environmental factors that push people to migrate to other lands. In this article the definition of environmental migration is reversed, since in Russian internal migration towards the Kuban’ region and, in particular, towards the city of Krasnodar, pull factors are transformed into push factors, giving rise to migration in which the climate is an attractive pole, around which other migratory causes are placed. The migratory flows directed towards the city of Krasnodar are a great resource of demographic rebirth, the motor of regional and city life, the growing stimulus towards rapid urban development and the transformative and generative force of infinite territorial images, endlessly created by each migrant present on the territory under examination.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue