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Education By Correspondence In Russia: From Roots To The Present

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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International Collaborative Efforts in Engineering Education

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8.461.1 - 8.461.10



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Valery Sokolov

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Tatiana Burukhina

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Michael Dmitriev

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Galina Zhukova

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Education by Correspondence in Russia: from Roots to the Present

Michael Dmitriev, Galina Zhukova, Tatiana Burukhina, Valery Sokolov

Moscow State Social University, Russia/ Moscow State Social University, Russia/ Moscow State Social University, Russia/ Yaroslavl State University, Russia

Education is a powerful factor not only of the intellectual, spiritual, but also social and economic development of a society. Education today is an effective way of maintenance of survival, safety and transition to a steady development, since only an active role of the person, his culture, ideals and interests in a combination with the achievements of science and technology, appropriate forms of managing are a base of the steady development of the society. The dependence of goods production results of an erudition level of workers has made education all over the world the second-largest, after a military-industrial complex, industry of the XX century, has transformed it into one of significant global factors of the present. The Russian society, when studying ways out of the crisis situation in which it appeared at the end of the XX century, considers the educational sphere as the most effective investment resource – the human potential is created here. In his speech at the session of the State Council, August, 29, 2001, Vladimir V. Putin noted that the development of education is put forward in a number of priority directions of the Russian state policy. The President of Russia emphasized that the state should restore its responsibility and its active role in the sphere of education, being guided by increasing availability, quality and efficiency of the domestic educational system, its conformity to vital needs of the country. Decisions of the State Council have laid a basis of the Concept of the Russian education modernization approved at the session of the Russian government in October, 21, 2001. According to this document, it is necessary to create a mechanism of a steady development of the educational system, which would correspond to requirements of the XXI century, to social and economic needs of the developing country, to inquiries of the person, the society and the state 1. Now the higher school of Russia experiences a very difficult period of its existence. On the one hand, needs in the higher education in the country continue to remain high. It is due to the fact that under conditions of market economy the presence of higher education increases competitiveness of the person on labour market, forms a basis of social growth and promotion, helps to be guided by and better adapted to varying social and economic conditions. The changes happened in our country in last decade resulted in the situation when many people had to change the character of their labour activity; in this connection, the necessity for additional or second education appeared. On the other hand, already for more than ten years the deterioration of personnel

“Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education”

Sokolov, V., & Burukhina, T., & Dmitriev, M., & Zhukova, G. (2003, June), Education By Correspondence In Russia: From Roots To The Present Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11941

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