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ERIC Number: EJ748339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
What Industrialists Think about Today's Specialist with a Secondary Professional Education
Anisimov, P. F.; Guniavina, N. L.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n3 p57-72 Mar 2004
Today the basic directions in the development of secondary professional education are being set by the modernization of social life, the priority development of a number of sectors of the economy, tendencies of the scientific and technical renovation of production relating to science-intensive and information-based technologies, and the use of advances in educational practices in the world. The economic and social spheres of Russia employ 18.5 million specialists who have a secondary professional education, adding up to 29 percent of the total number of employed. What changes are taking place in the role and place of the specialist who has a secondary professional education? What new functions will he/she have? What requirements are going to be imposed on the content of professional education? These questions served as the basis for a pilot sociological survey carried out in the fall of 2001 concerning the role, place, and functions of the specialist who has a secondary professional education, under the conditions of modernizing the industrial enterprise. This article discusses the basic tasks that were mapped out in accordance with the purpose of this survey: (1) determining the educational structure of the enterprise's work force in terms of positions and blue-collar professions; (2) determining the place (positions and worker professions that are occupied) of the specialist with a secondary professional education under conditions of science-intensive technologies, as well as his new functions; (3) determining the content of the work of the specialist with a secondary professional education; (4) assessing the basic competences of a graduate with a secondary professional education, and comparing it with the assessment of basic competences of a graduate with a primary professional education; and (5) determining the new requirements demanded of middle-link specialists who are employed in management and engineering technical positions, as well as blue-collar jobs. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia