ERIC Number: EJ930545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Reference Count: 8
Technological Education or Labor Training?
Sasova, I. A.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n6 p49-65 Jun 2011
Recently, the need to turn away from technological education in general education schools and go back to labor training has been expressed, particularly by: (1) long-term teachers in the "Labor" (Trud) general education school who do not want to change their ways, go through retraining, and increase the amount of their work efforts in accordance with changes in the development of the rising generation, the labor market, society, and the country; and (2) administrators in institutions of general education, officials of ministries and departments, and science personnel who are unfamiliar with advanced world experience, do not want to change anything and are not listening to the appeals of the president in regard to the need to overcome Russia's technological backwardness. In this article, the author contends that if Russia is to increase its competitiveness and improve the life of its people, new approaches will be needed to prepare young people to enter the labor force in an economy that will experience continual technological change. (Contains 1 table.) [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
Descriptors: General Education, Labor Market, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Competition, Quality of Life, Job Skills, Educational History, Industry, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Economic Development, Social Development, Information Literacy, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
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