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Новые процессы в образовании как сигнал о новых процессах в обществе

Левинсон А. Г., Стучевская О. И.

The study was conducted in summer 2003 by VCIOM with support of Ford Foundation. Higher education now tends to become as widespread as universal schooling in Russia, just as in some other countries. The "educated people" of yesterday whose status might be affected by the inflation in education are very critical about the poor quality of teaching in these numerous new institutions. But the author suggests not to judge this new education with traditional criteria but to see how it matches the demands of new labor market. The rapidly expanding segment of services and trade needs the workers who are up to the international standards of office and service culture. The employers realized that the graduates of the higher education institutions (of whatever speciality) meet these requirements best of all. Hence the influx of young pretenders for university diplomas of any speciality and respective growth of the output of graduates. Author insists that socialization rather than education is the main function of these newly emerged higher school institutions. The new social group that is to come to the social scene very soon needs the attention from social scientists.