Development Trends of Continuing Education in Russia

Marina A. Cherkasova
2015 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
The dynamism of social life, constantly changing technologies, professions and specialities increases the importance of continuing education, because it is designed to ensure the acquisition, increase or change the qualifications of the individual at any period of his life. However, it is known that the effective activity of the educational institutions is caused by modern produce of different kinds of resources. In modern Russia there is a paradoxical situation: the need to increase skills
more » ... , consequently, higher levels of education) is constantly increasing, which is primarily due to economic reforms, and resources, that satisfy this need, are proportionately decreasing. Decisions on the allocation of funds for the development of the education system mainly depend on local and national government policy, but in the context of the economic crisis there is a tendency of reduced funding of those areas where the opposition will be the least effective, and the resistance will be the least organized. One of such are is the field of education. Today, resource failure of the Russian institutions of continuing education leads, on the one hand, to the outflow of personnel, from the other hand increases his unavailability for the poor strata of society. The growing need of the population of Russia in continuous education and the simultaneous reduction in its resource provision creates that social conflict, which makes difficult the saturation of the institutions of continuing education in Russia with the actual content.
doi:10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p124 fatcat:zheslomhebcmhf2pd77rukdu2y