The paper describes an empirical study of the levels and types of educational career orientation of students of teacher-training major from the first to the fifth year of training, as well as the relationship of these parameters with academic performance.
The paper analyzes the main approaches to educational career orientation, prevailing in Russian teacher-training and psychology. Educational career training of future experts is regarded as a measure and a way of creative self-actualization in various types of educational activities and teacher-training dialogue aimed at developing and creating educational technology and disclosing individual faculties.
Experimental studies were the basis of Chechen State Pedagogical Institute and the North Ossetian State Pedagogical Institute. The results of empirical research show that there are significant differences in the level of Educational career orientation of students: the lowest levels are had by the students of first and second years, and the peak falls on the third or fourth year. Indicators characterizing the prevailing types of Educational career orientation are similar: maximum expression of their career orientation is also characterized by the students of the third and fourth years, which allows to characterize this period as the key one in developing significant professional qualities. It is proved that there is a correlation level of career orientation and the academic performance of students: the high level of career orientation correlates with high performance. This relationship is typical for students at all grade levels, but is most pronounced in the third and fifth years.
The article gives a brief history of EuroPsy European initiative to develop standards for the highest level of psychological education which began in 1998 and is now at the stage of completion in those European countries that are members of the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA). EuroPsy is defined as the standard of professional education, which aims to improve the quality of education and professional practice of psychologists. The initiative under consideration was actively supported both in the EU and also outside Europe, in particular in the framework of the so-called Bologna process. Political background of the Bologna process, however, is a clearly expressed desire is to increase mobility. The desire for professional mobility is not always easily associated with commitment to quality and a high level of education, as well as alleged efforts to protect the interests of the client or consumer. The report gives an idea of certain complex issues and potential difficulties in the development of EuroPsy.