Assoc. Prof. Yosif Nunev, DSc.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo
Pleven College of Pedagogy
Abstract. The proposed material is a modest attempt to connect the time of the Bulgarian Enlightening and the role of assistant teacher then with our time now and another ambition of the Bulgarian state to implement in the pre-school and school education the auxiliary position of “educational mediator”. For educational practice, the mediator is primarily intended for specialized work with Roma children and students and their parental communities to ensure their participation in educational institutions. The article also offers the opportunity to apply the Renaissance experience in the training of today's educational mediators, in the same way as the assistant teachers of that time. Their path was predetermined – from assistants they grew into the most famous teachers and scholars of their time.Why do we not take advantage of this experience today?
Keywords: Enlightenment; Revival; assistant teacher; educational mediator