The Educational-Scientific Center of Applied Ethnology

  

The Centerís curriculum fulfills the specialized requirements of student-ethnograqhers among various applied problems of modern ethnology and ethnosociology.  Included among the many subjects covered in seminars and practical labs, prospective students may pursue specialization in ethnosociology, ethnical cartography, statistical methods in ethnology, methods of organization and construction of field expedition work, findings of interethnic conflict and more.  All courses are conducted by the staff of the center and further by the department of ethnology.

            The Centerís scientists and researches devise methods of mass ethnological (ethnosociological, ethnopolitical) research,  leading to itís application in various regions of the Russian Federation.  Since its founding, the Centerís scientists have organized expeditions and census research for the populations of the Ural and Volga republics.  An important aspect of the investigation work is the study of the dynamic ethnological situation in the Ural and Volga regions (research was conducted in Chubashi and Bashkir).

            A critical aspect of the Centerís scientific work is the study of the modernization of the Russian peasantry and the cultivation of concepts of agrarian reform in the Russian Federation.  The Centerís scientists are all professional members of the Federation Counsel For the Development of Agrarian Reform chaired by E.S.Stroev.

            In cooperation with the Moscow Institute For the Improvement of Qualifications of Workers in Public Education, researchers from the Center have devised several new concepts, including ethnology in the secondary educational system, and at present they are preparing for the publication of a textbook appropriate for middle school application.