Problem of sociological education models: experience in sociologists’ training at the faculty of sociology of St.-Petersburg State University
Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Honorary Prof., Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia email@example.com
The paper presents the main formation stages of sociological education in Russia and 23 years experience of the faculty of sociology in St.-Petersburg state university. Particular attention is paid to the formation of the St.-Petersburg model of sociological education. This model is based on the experience of Russian and world sociology. It is shown that the model foundation is based on its fundamental character, pluralism and humanism related to the traditions of Russian subjective school. Main characteristics of the St.-Petersburg model of sociological education are compared to experiences of other sociological groups of the country. The role of international cooperation in developing the St.- Petersburg model of sociologists’ training is also presented. Author emphasizes that the quality of sociologist training and the future of sociology are associated with search of new forms of work. Under these circumstances the problem of the models of sociological education deserves collective discussion.