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Выбор организаций дополнительного образования детей в России: к постановке проблемы

Вопросы образования. 2018. № 4. С. 261-281.

The article provides an overview of international studies on parental involvement in extracurricular activities, which identify the major factors affecting the choice of such activities: family finances, cultural capital, parental education and ha- bitus, local educational infrastructure, and the possibility of making informed choices. The empirical basis of the research was provided by the findings from semi-structured interviews with parents of Moscow preschool and school-aged children engaged in extracurricular activities conducted in spring 2017. The stu- dy also makes use of the quantitative data obtained by the 2017 Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations. We analyze the frequency of using par- ticular sources of information in choosing extracurricular classes, the criteria of parental choices and expectations, and the types of choice scenarios. The fin- dings call into doubt the feasibility and potential benefits of a number of extra- curricular activity initiatives envisaged by the national policy.