Priority National Project On Agro-Industry Development

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On 5 September 2005, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, announced the launch of four priority national projects: Education, Health, Access to Housing and Development agro-industry complex" In the opinion of the Head of State, " firstly, these are the areas that determine the quality of life of people and the social sense of society. And secondly, it is these issues that ultimately directly affect the demographic situation in the country and, most importantly, create the necessary starting conditions for the development of so-called human capital.

The priority national project " Education " is designed to speed up the modernization of Russian education, which will result in the achievement of a modern quality of education that is adequate for changing societal demands and socio-economic conditions. The National Project has two main mechanisms to stimulate the necessary systemic changes in education. First, it is the identification and priority support of leaders - a growth point of the new quality of education. Secondly, the introduction of elements of new management mechanisms and approaches into mass practice.

The competitive support of the best teachers and schools introducing innovative programmes helps to increase the openness of the educational system and its responsiveness to social demands. The promotion of talented young people is intended to form the basis for the innovative potential of Russian youth. An important institutional change is the introduction of a new system of teachers ' salaries. This systemic change is also being introduced in the national project for classical guidance: the principle of the determination of the size increases the development of per capita funding in education.

Government support for innovative programmes of universities, primary and secondary vocational education institutions, as well as the establishment of new federal universities, is aimed at modernizing the logistics base of institutions, introducing new programmes and technologies and, in general, improving the quality of vocational education, its interdependence with the country ' s economy and regions. The opening of new business schools is also directly geared towards the prolongation of the domestic economy and to the development of its own senior management training system.

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