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ERIC Number: EJ839134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Integration of Science and Education as Assessed by the Scientific Community: (Based on the Results of a Sociological Survey)
Zubova, Larisa; Arzhanykh, Elena
Russian Education and Society, v51 n3 p73-92 Mar 2009
One of the main tasks of a survey by the Center for Science Research and Statistics was to assess the interaction between science and higher education from the standpoint of collaboration between scientific organizations and university science, as well as participation in the educational process by scientific organizations. This article presents a sample which includes scientific organizations belonging to a variety of organizational and legal forms (state institutions, state unitary enterprises, and joint-stock companies with state participation) and various branches of science (the natural sciences, technical sciences, and medical sciences) and located in the most science-intensive regions of the country (Moscow, St. Petersburg, and a number of other cities where state science centers (also called "naukograds") are located). A total of 173 scientific organizations were surveyed. Serving in the capacity of experts were directors or deputy directors of scientific organizations. The survey was carried out in September through November 2005. The results of the sociological survey have shown that the directors of scientific organizations give a positive rating to the processes of interaction between science and education; they are cognizant that integration can help to develop both science and higher education in Russia. At the present time, scientific organizations are cooperating actively with educational institutions, along two lines: (1) they are doing joint research in collaboration with college and university science; and (2) they are taking part in the process of training specialists with a higher education. To a large extent, further development of interaction between science and education is impeded by the lack of up-to-date normative legal support for integrative activity. Once the problem has been solved on the legislative level, new opportunities will arise for reinvigorating processes of the integration of science and education as the foundation for the formation of an economy based on knowledge. (Contains 3 figures and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia