OREANDA-NEWS. The deadline for applications to participate in all-Russian contest for the best financial literacy syllabus is 20 September. Lecturers and educational supervisors of the Russian educational institutions have submitted more than 200 applications – from the Stavropol territory, Volgograd, Tyumen and Moscow Regions, the Republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan and the other regions of the country.

Prosveshcheniye publishing house and SAPFIR Financial Market Professionals Community have organised the contest with the support of the Bank of Russia and the Academy of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Educators at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

The contest organisers admit syllabuses intended both for compulsory disciplines ‘Social Studies’ and ‘Economics’, and for discipline ‘Financial Literacy Basics’ as part of additional or elective lessons at schools.

They have selected judges to start reviewing available applications. Anna Lazebnikova, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education (RAE), head of the Centre for Social and Humanitarian Education of the RAE Institute of Education Development Strategy is head of the jury. Mikhail Mamuta, head of Service for Protection of Financial Services Consumers and Minority Shareholders, represents the Bank of Russia in the jury. Also, the jury includes:

– Svetlana Novoselova, the first vice-rector of the Academy of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Educators;

– Victor Basiuk, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education;

– Natalia Kalinina, chairperson of the department of the social and humanitarian education of the Moscow Institute of Open Education;

– Alexandre Prutchenkov, professor, lecturer of the Academy of Advanced Training and Professional Retraining of Educators;

– Alexandre Danilov, professor, head of the Centre for the Humanitarian Education of Prosveshcheniye publishing house;

– Mark Musarskiy, professor, director of the Institute of Social and Humanitarian Education.

All the educational institutions of the Russian Federation that have included the Financial Literacy Basics module in their curriculum for 2016-2017 school year as part of compulsory disciplines or electives may participate in the contest.

The contest results will be finalised in early October of 2016, on the eve of the Teachers’ Day.