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ERIC Number: EJ859603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Competitive Level of Education as a Condition Necessary for the Development of a Competitive Economy
Zernov, V. A.
Russian Education and Society, v51 n7 p73-85 Jul 2009
At the present time, the production of science-intensive goods in the world accounts for over 50 strategic technologies (macrotechnologies). The top seven most highly developed economic countries that, according to estimates, possess 50 to 60 macrotechnologies, control four-fifths of that market. It used to be that in terms of the level of development of science and technology as a whole, and specifically in terms of characteristics of the best industrial models or scientific advances, Russia held a firm position of world leadership. In recent years, however, the situation has changed, even though the country's scientific and technical potential still enables it to aspire to the role of a world leader in 15 to 20 areas in the development of the macrotechnologies that determine the potential of developed countries. But to accomplish this ambitious objective it is essential to ensure that education is developed at an accelerated pace. At the same time, a lack of competition in education and the creation of hothouse conditions for certain sectors of education can consign the entire system to the fate of the automotive industry in this country: an inability to compete even domestically, let alone in the world. The author says that science in Russia is not fulfilling its potential and suggests changing organizational and economic relations in the system of education, increasing public respect for knowledge, and strengthening ties between education and science. Russia needs to be more involved in the international market for education. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia