On December 8, 2020, at Udmurt State University on the basis of the Institute of Languages and Literature, a panel discussion "Development of multicultural education in Russia and abroad" was held within the framework of the "International Educational Salon" of the UdSU project "Russia in Scientific and Cultural Dialogue" with grant support from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation*.
The discussion was held under the auspices of the International Methodological Council for Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication, Gutov, Germany (bilingual-online.net), as well as leading Russian and foreign experts.
The purpose of the discussion is to identify and discuss problematic issues of the development of multicultural education and generalize innovative experience in the field of language education and multicultural education in Russia and abroad. The main topics of discussion were: the evolution of the world system of languages and the study of languages; development of multilingualism and bilingual education: the state of the theoretical base and innovative technologies for the co-study of foreign, national and Russian languages and linguistic cultures in different age groups; Internet and networking as resources for multicultural education.
Discussion in numbers: 14 scientists and practitioners from 4 countries (Germany, France, Finland, India) and 9 Russian cities presented their reflections on multicultural education, including: St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg; Elabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University, Elabuga; Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Perm State National Research University, Perm; Pyatigorsk State University, Pyatigorsk; Bashkir State University, Ufa; Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo; Udmurt State University, Izhevsk; 2 branches of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Udmurt and Tatar (Izhevsk and Kazan). The online discussion attracted 116 participants.
*Implemented within the framework of grant support for the departmental target program of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation "Scientific, methodological and staff support for teaching of the Russian language and the languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation" of the subprogram "Improving of the education system management" of the state program of the Russian Federation "Development of Education".