1995'4, p.36
Zaitsev S. V.
Evaluation of educator's ability for decentration

Pedagogical consciousness of kindergarten educators is analysed. It is shown that professional consciousness is not free of inadequate and stereotype views on specific features of child's psychic organization. It is based on adult egocentrism phenomenon demonstrated and described by the author. It is stated that educator's centration on adult position, inability to accept child's standpoint, correctly interpret child's words and actions is logical consequence of traditional (educative-disciplining) model. The transition to modern person-centered model is impossible without radical changes in educators' professional consciousness. Possible means to it are described.