ERIC Number: EJ893759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Reference Count: 11
The Higher Educational Institution in the Provinces: Characteristics of the Organization of Education
Pishchulina, T. V.
Russian Education and Society, v52 n7 p79-85 Jul 2010
The history of the development of higher education in the provincial areas of Russia has not been adequately dealt with in the pedagogical literature. Recently, however, more researchers have begun to deal with this topic in connection with the intensive development of the regions. In setting up the model of higher professional education in the provinces it is necessary to take into account that a higher educational institution in a fairly small city serves as a center of culture, a heart and center in interethnic relations, a factor of reliable national security. Also specific in this regard are the following functions of provincial institutions of higher learning: satisfying the region's need for cadres who have a higher education; serving as the nucleus of a regional system of continuous education; reviving and preserving the cultural and educational traditions of the region; creating the pedagogical conditions necessary to expand the spectrum of innovations in the region's system of education; and raising the cultural and educational level of the region's population. In this article, the author examines the need for the higher educational institutions in the provinces of Russia to adopt a more realistic approach to preparing their students to succeed in market economy and competitive labor market.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Institutional Characteristics, College Applicants, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Russia