AGT’s press-center of the Year of Teacher project takes part in the information support of Books of Russia show

18 March 2010

AGT’s press-center of the Year of Teacher project takes part in the information support of Books of Russia show The press-center of the Year of Teacher project, established by AGT Communications, took part in providing information support of the events organized within the framework of the Books of Russia expo.

On March 10-15 the Moscow VDNKh-VVC exhibition center hosted the 13th National Fair “Books of Russia.” The expo – by the way, it is included into the federal action plan of the Year of Teacher – was opened by Mikhail Seslavinsky, the head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media, and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Cyril.

One of the key events devoted to the Year of Teacher was the roundtable meeting, which main theme was “Scool Library: the Center of Pedagogic Innovations In Modern School.” The organizers include the Federal Press and Mass Media Agency, the Russian School Library Association and the School Library magazine. It seems critical to ensure, particularly in the Year of Teacher, that school libraries could help teachers, who often work far away from the centers of culture, to develop and enhance their cultural level. The library is what the teacher needs to reach the most innovative and up-to-date information on the topic of interest.

Presenting Kenjiro Haitani’s “Rabbit’s Eyes” at the Books of Russia fair, the publishing house Samokat also held a roundtable, titled “About the teacher in the Year of Teacher.” Indeed, the issues raised during the discussion focused more on the role of the teacher in society, rather than on the book itself. Haitani described a Japanese school of 1960s in his book, but it has been reissued not once since 1974, when it was first released, and seems to remain as topical now as never before.

The visit to the fair must have been the best present for the Russian pedagogues on the Year of Teacher, because it is hardly possible to imagine a teacher without a book, and multimedia products now that we speak about the present day. Both were in abundance at the show, indeed.

Source: The AGT Communications Agency