attention in the Institute of Social Work is given to research activity which is
carried out within the framework of social - pedagogical scientific school Formation
and Development of the Institute of Social Pedagogues and Social Workers in
Russia (forms and methods of social - pedagogical work in various societies; a
professional training for social sphere), headed by Raisa M. Kulichenko,
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor. The school is represented by
20 members, among which are 3 doctors (Phds) and 11 candidates of sciences (Masters).
following are the priority directions of scientific school’s activities:
on the foundation of social work as professional work and development of its
theory and methods;
of a conceptual model of social education;
of modern technologies of training of experts in the social sphere.
of the school fruitfully develop methodological aspects of social work as an
area of scientific knowledge. Issues of the inception and development of social
welfare and social work in Russia and foreign countries are investigated. Forms
and methods of social - pedagogical work with populations of various groups at
risk are developed. The conditions of the
effective formation of professional and personal qualities of experts in the
social sphere during their high school preparation are explored.
many years researchers of the Institute work on fundamental research by request
of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Development of theory
and methodological bases of social - pedagogical activity in conditions of
modern rural society, actively participate in
the scientific and technical program of the Russian Academy of Education Development
of an Education System in Rural Society: Integration of Science and Practice,
and conduct research by request of Administrations of different territories of
the Tambov region.
Results of research activity of the faculty of the Institute have been
presented in 6 monographs, 2 textbooks, 12 educational manuals, 8 collections of
research articles and in numerous publications in the central and university
journals and have received recognition of the professional community of Russia
and foreign countries.
research activities is possible because of the good connections of the Institute
with the leading scientific and pedagogical centers of Russia and foreign
countries, including the Institute of Pedagogy of Social Work of the Russian
Academy of Education, the Institute of General and Special Education of the
Russian Academy of Education, the Research Center of Problems of Quality of
Preparation of Specialists of the Ministry of Education of the Russian
Federation, Moscow State Social University, Voronezh State Pedagogical
University, and Altay State University.
The Institute actively builds international connections. Since 1996 it
has developed cooperation with
Indiana State University (USA), which is guided by a Memorandum of Cooperation.
This Memorandum includes student and faculty exchanges, international
internships, introduction to educational process of components of distance
education and information technologies, and joint research projects in the field
of the well-being of children, problems of family, and gender approaches in
social work administration.
Raisa M. Kulichenko, Director of The Institute of Social Work and Yuri A.
Zusman, Head of Department of International Communications of TSU at the
reception of Lloyd Benjamin, Rector of
Indiana State University
(in the middle)
distinctive feature of the Institute of Social Work of TSU named after G.R.
Derzhavin is wide interaction with non-governmental associations of social
orientation. Among its partners are the Union of Social Pedagogues and Social
Workers of the Russian Federation and its regional branches, the All-Russian
public organization Children's and Youth’s Social Initiatives, the regional
public organization of pupils and graduates of children's homes and boarding
schools Hope, Tambov regional organization Youth’s initiatives, regional
branch of the All-Russian public organization of young invalids Ramp, and
regional branch of the Union of Women of Russia, etc.
During the last few years the Institute of Social Work has hosted a number of scientific and practical conferences, including 5 international, 3 All-Russian, 3 inter-regional and 3 regional.