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Typological Features of Economic Development in Russian Regions under the Conditions of Development of Continuous Education

Kroshilin S.V., Leonova Z.K., Medvedeva E.I., Ivanina V.M.

6 (42), 2015

Typological Features of Economic Development in Russian Regions under the Conditions of Development of Continuous Education / Kroshilin S.V., Leonova Z.K., Medvedeva E.I., Ivanina V.M.. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2015, no. 6 (42), pp. 78-90. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.6.42.4

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.6.42.4

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
In the modern conditions the socio-economic paradigm is changing, on the one hand, due to the transition to knowledge economy and, on the other hand, due to the need to develop innovation that determine competitiveness and the development level of national economies in the world. It is obvious that the progressive upgrade and the improvement of production processes (change in technological modes) can not be implemented without the increase in the level of human capital in the society and the enhancement of potential and qualification of the workforce. These changes largely depend on the education system. In almost all world countries there is an active process of modernization and change in the system of training. New forms and approaches appear, for example lifelong education (concept “Lifelong education”), informal forms of learning, self-education, etc. Without the development of these approaches it is not possible to become a competitive state in changing social, political and economic environment. This is particularly true for countries, which experience changes in the technological mode and have the necessity to transfer to new technologies. Russia is among such countries nowadays. In our opinion, the modern reforms do not give the opportunity to fulfill the main task of education – to ensure and create conditions for self-determination and self-moralization of an individual in the society, achieve the desired level of knowledge for development of innovation in the regions. In the framework of the conducted research we get the classification of all Russian regions by indicators, such as “innovation” and “investment attractiveness”, with the levels of education being taken into account. This approach, on the one hand, shows the heterogeneity of socio-economic development of the country’s regions and, on the other hands, ‒ allows us to reveal the fact that the same federal district can include both regions-locomotives and problematic regions. In view of the heterogeneity of the results we identify the prospects for modernization of the proposed regions classification

Keywords

lifelong learning, typology of regions, economic development of regions, classification of regions, socio-economic development of regions

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