ERIC Number: EJ926378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: 22
The Academic Self-Organization of College Students in the Context of the Idea "The Russian Model of Education"
Chernozub, S. P.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n4 p23-38 Apr 2011
As things have developed historically, the realization of the value of the experience and traditions of the Russian system of higher education comes about, as a rule, at the moment when the system is just about ready to breathe its last. Just before the beginning of the Great War for the Fatherland (World War II), Joseph Stalin decided to restore the system of university education that had almost been destroyed by that time, and in 2002 Vladimir Putin proposed reviving the Russian model of higher education. The head of state did not present an explicit list of characteristic features of that model; so far, the revival process has taken the form of discussion and debate, which does not call for any harsh denunciation of heretics. For the most part, participants in the discussions concur that the most valuable features of the system of education took shape in the course of vigorous efforts to establish the autonomy of higher education. Some give the credit to the proponents of autonomy, while others credit their opponents. In this article, the author's analysis of the historical forms of college students' self-organization will serve as the basis for an examination of one of the most important aspects of the revival of the Russian model of education, the effect of present-day society and the technical capabilities of information technologies on the effectiveness of the forms by which young people are induced to get involved in professional scientific activities, forms that were established during the golden age of Russian science. (Contains 3 notes.) [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Information Technology, Institutional Autonomy, Sciences, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Educational History, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia