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Issue 2, October 2014

Sonya Ilieva, BULGARIA

Professor DSc, Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

Chief Editor of online journal SocioBrains

 

MODERNIZATION OF DEMOCRACY TO MERITO-DEMOCRACY

Abstract: 24 years after the changes in Bulgaria nationals are again in the streets calling for change in the system. The public debate is clear that this change is meant only as a change in the voting system - from party lists to the majority model. The author of the paper, however, believes that it is not only this, but for a comprehensive review of the democratic model to be placed in the light of meritocracy. The basic idea is the following: is needed modernization of democracy as a system based on meritocratic elements. This is a reasonfor a new type The Social Contract - a fusion of the positive components of meritocracy and democracy. This means to keep the basic democratic values ​​of democracy, but to give power of knowing their proven expertise and intellectual people to be defined by democratic election procedures competitions to fill the positions and test expertise.

Sonya Ilieva, BULGARIA

Professor DSc, Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

Chief Editor of online journal SocioBrains

 

PREDOMINATING RISK GROUPS IN BULGARIAN SOCIETY

Abstract: Risks for the society are always interested in terms of social security and social policy. This issue is on the agenda of any government in whose hands the levers and mechanisms for effective management of the state. Exploring strategic documents for Bulgaria the author of the article derives from seeing them the risk groups in Bulgarian society and the reasons for their separation.

Neli Dimitrova, BULGARIA 

Associate professor PhD at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen,

Pedagogical faculty, department “Technology study and vocational education”

 

NATURE AND ROLE OF INNOVATION IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS

Abstract: This scientific work presents general characteristics of innovation, aims to reveal the nature and their role in the educational process. This is achieved by attempting to define the stages of implementation of innovation in teaching practice. Described are the criteria for applicability in the learning process with their respective indicators. And last but not least are the prominent advantages of the introduction of innovations in the educational process as a fact to improve the quality of education today and tomorrow's potential for creativity.

Neli Dimitrova, BULGARIA 

Associate professor PhD at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen,

Pedagogical faculty, department “Technology study and vocational education”

 

ROLE OF INFORMATIZATION IN TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION CULTURE OF STUDENTS

Abstract: The article examines issues related to the process of informatization of modern technological education. Follows the place and role of culture in information technology training for teachers and students in the new information conditions to guarantee the effective educational activity.

Nikolay Nikolov, BULGARIA 

Associate Professor PhD, Lecturer in Demography and Social Activities

Department of Social Work at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE – THE DARK SIDE OF THE BULGARIAN TRANSITION

Abstract: For 25 years, the transition from a totalitarian state and democratic society in Bulgaria raised serious problems that undermine people's faith in democracy as a whole. Most serious are these problems in education and health, the article shows their statistical dimensions, supported by a thorough analysis of the author.

Nikolay Nikolov, BULGARIA 

Associate Professor PhD, Lecturer in Demography and Social Activities

Department of Social Work at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

THE BULGARIAN SOCIETY IN DEMOGRAPHIC CONTEXT

Abstract: After 1990, Bulgaria by a system population growth led to negative population growth, which is amplified in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. This article has its importance not only for understanding the present in Bulgaria, but also for its future.

Dora Kabakchieva, BULGARIA

Senior Assistant PhD, Lecturer and PR at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

INSTITUTIONAL REPUTATION – SIGNIFICANCE AND INTERPRETATIONS IN ITS SHORT HISTORICAL BEING

Abstract: The notion of reputation develops in time due to the constantly changing context. The constructer term is interpreted from different point of views and is on focus by different scientific disciplines that are independent from one another. There is no generally accepted scientific conception which will be supposed to unify the research. It is the combination of total values system and its interpretations that defines clearly the term “reputation”. That very fact allows the term to be identified and managed as an object. The paper offers also author`s own definition of notion “reputation”.

Dora Kabakchieva, BULGARIA

Senior Assistant PhD, Lecturer and PR at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

MODERN GENERATIONS - CONCEPTS AND PREDICTIONS

Abstract: It is the perception of generation theories that is of crucial importance in understanding the interdependencies in sociality-communication correlation and in developing modern communication models which have to adapt and enhance the values of modern social time and space content.

Zhivko Zhechev, BULGARIA 

Senior Assistant PhD in Social pedagogy; Theory of education and didactic, Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen

 

SPECIAL ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL WORKER’S ACTIVITIES INVOLVING CHILDREN AT RISK AND HANDICAPPED PEOPLE

Abstract: The activities of the social worker are directed towards realizing the potential of every person according to his/her natural talents and the opportunities given. Such groups of people in the Bulgarian society are mostly the children at risk and the handicapped people. This article shows the special methods of work with such clients.

Yuksel Ahmed, BULGARIA

PhD Student at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

 

EXAMINING THE COMPONENTS OF DELPHI METHOD IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT ITS LONG-TERM PROGNOSIS IN THE FIELD OF NATIONAL SECURITY. THEORETICAL AND RESEARCH STUDIES.

Abstract: The justification of Delphi method is not a single act but continuous process whose development is is reflected in a series of reports. They are part of research memorandum of RAND Corporation by 1948 until 1973 and represent working documents related to Delphi method. At first they were designed for the needs of the corporation and only for the period of several years exceeded its limits. Delphi methodcontains the characteristics of scientific strictly regulated process, which applies to a specific technology - each process has its components. These components are: 1.choosing a topic 2. time to conduct 3. a research group 4. an expert group 6. number of rounds 7. communication; 8. Analysis of results 9. audit of the process; 10. pilot study.

Yuksel Ahmed, BULGARIA

PhD Student at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

 

VERIFICATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE DELPHI METHOD FOR LONG-TERM FORECASTING OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGH SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES

Abstract: Delphi method is theoretically shown in a number of theoretical studies of Bulgarian scientists - both before and after 1989, but for the first time realized practically in Bulgaria by a research team of the Department "Social works" University of Shumen "Bishop Konstantin of Preslav" in 2011 . Nevertheless, that it was educational probed it was acquired valuable information and most experienced of the procedures involved. Through the first Bulgarian Delphi predicted future risk groups in Bulgarian society after 15 years, and according to expert consensus are: minority groups, older people / pensioners and persons with antisocial behavior and criminal behavior. To verify these results, the research group realized two additional studies showing full coverage of the results of the Delphi study conducted by undoubtedly prove its effectiveness.