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3 Ways the Russian Schooling System is Evolving in Light of the Recent University Shooting

3 Ways the Russian Schooling System is Evolving in Light of the Recent University Shooting

As Russia heals from the recent school shooting, officials are taking prompt measures to protect students. President Putin recently signed a law that tightens gun control across the nation. Additionally, parents are calling for the dominant schooling system to be questioned and replaced with a secure, safe, and worry-free system like online schooling.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian students attended online schooling by default. However, now that in-person schooling is being deemed safe again, its actual safety is being doubted.

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how the Russian schooling system is evolving following the recent shootings on 20th September in Perm (6 deaths, 27 injuries)and 11th May in Kazan (9 deaths, 23 injuries).

1. Switch to Online Schooling

Russian parents have been speaking out in support of online schooling in light of the recent shootings. Compared to in-person school, online school allows students to receive a quality education from the safety of their home. The risk of a potential shooting isn’t just minimised, it’s completely eliminated.

These calls have been rising as parents are hesitant about whether gun control will be implemented across the nation. As scepticism increases, nationwide interest in online schooling is steadily rising with many parents, students, teachers, and education specialists supporting the transition.

2. Greater Security in Schools

Amidst the calls for online schooling to become the dominant mode of schooling in Russia, there has also been a push for tighter security in schools. Parents are encouraging schools to check each student’s bags before permitting them to safely enter school premises. While this may sound like an invasive measure, it can help save many lives.

3. Hybrid Schooling

While online schooling has already popularised in Russia, hybrid schooling is also being considered a safe mode of schooling. In fact, it has been implemented in several cities across Russia. As a mix of homeschool and in-person school, the hybrid model allows students to learn from home and school. Students are required to attend in-person school on certain days of the week and attend classes from home on others. The schedule is determined by the school and may be further tweaked based on how parents and students wish to proceed.

If you’re considering making the switch from in-person schooling to online schooling for your children, make sure you do your research. Presently, Russian parents can choose from dozens of online institutions across the nation. However, many of them lack experience, qualified teachers, and a strong curriculum.

At Cambridge Home School, we have over 19 years of experience and counting. Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers work assiduously to provide a quality online British education to students living in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Vladivostok, Omsk, and other notable cities of Russia.

Take a closer look at our homeschooling programs: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 (ages 8 to 10), Lower School/Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 13), Upper School/IGCSEs (ages 14 to 16), and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels (ages 17 to 19). For more information, explore our admissions process and term dates.