The Problem of the Invisible in Education
Baumol’s cost disease explains rising costs in education without corresponding increase in productivity. The philosophical meaning of it is in the phenomenon of relational labor that is at the core of education. Its productivity remains constant while cost increases. The total size of education as a non-progressive sector will continue to expand, while progressive sectors of economy will shrink. To avoid large social crises associated with defunding of public education, we must conceive of a cultural shift where relationality becomes the end, while learning—a means of education. The author uses the theory of Trinity developed by early Christian philosophers to construct a framework for such a shift.
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Currently one of the main tools for the large scale studies of schools is statistical analysis. Although it is the most common method and it offers greatest opportunities for analysis, there are other quantitative methods for studying schools, such as network analysis. We discuss the potential advantages that network analysis has for educational research.
A decline in the popularity of engineering education is one of the most urgent challenges for the educational community in many countries of the world, including the Russian Federation. In the formation process of capitalist relations in the Russian Federation in the 1990s – early 2000s, the system of higher education was focused on the preparation of specialists in the field of economics, management and law, which were needed for the new economy.
With the saturation of the labour market and the development of industrial modernization processes in the late 2000s, the demand for highly skilled engineers in industries began to revive, at the same time, over the past, the popularity of engineering career paths among young people decreased significantly. The present work describes the preliminary results of the study on the perception of educational and career paths by graduates of Russian schools, who took the elective unified state exam in physics (USEP) in 2015. The goal of the study was to identify the main features of the target audience, applicants who pass the USEP, as a category of pupils who are most likely prone to choosing an engineering career path. Within the framework of the study, a questionnaire survey of 2030 applicants from 78 regions of the Russian Federation, who pass the USEP, was conducted. The results of the study reflected a fairly high level of understanding of the choice of engineering education and career path among applicants, the presence of significant differences between the total set of research targets and a group of winners and runner-ups of subject-oriented academic competitions (medallists) allowed determining promising areas of work aimed at attracting students to the engineering education and career paths.
The article is concerned with the notions of technology in essays of Ernst and Friedrich Georg Jünger. The special problem of the connection between technology and freedom is discussed in the broader context of the criticism of culture and technocracy discussion in the German intellectual history of the first half of the 20th century.