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Тенденции изменения общественного спроса на высшее образование в современной России

Вопросы образования. 2012. № 3. С. 88-112.

Against the background of change in higher education public subsidy principles and of intensifying differentiation between higher education institutions, it is now becoming ever more urgent to study dynamics of public demand for higher education under conditions of population decline and decrease in families capacity to pay. The article considers current Educational Policies Theoretical and Applied Research318 АННОТАцИИ СТАТЕй НА АНГЛИйСКОМ ЯЗыКЕ trends in public demand and how they influence financial security and restructuring processes in the Russian higher education system. The study enabled to highlight transformation of the professional education market, its transition from an expanding phase to a contracting one. Changes in the professional education market develop nowadays under the influence of differently directed trends that are set by such externalities in terms of education as population decline, decrease in consumers capacity to pay, employer dissatisfaction with education quality and weakening of students motivation to continue their education. In this context the basic vector for development consistently concerns structure optimization, unification of educational institutions of different levels, diversification of funding sources and change in higher education management system.