329.8 Transformation of curricula under the influence of the academic capitalism

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 3:26 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Elena AVDEEVA , research assistant, Scientific Research Institute of Social Systems, Moscow, Russia
The academic capitalism assumes commercialisation of educational processes:
1. Expansion of paid educational services and reduction of the state budget;
2. Active inclusion of professional corporations in educational process, namely, working out of educational programs and participation in their realisation;
3. Control from professional corporations and a labour market behind quality of vocational training.
In these conditions at individual level democracy becomes rather limited as granting of equal possibilities for all in reception of vocational training.
At level of educational institutions, for example universities, democratic processes amplify, as the academic freedom increase.

Modern process of universities democratization depends on understanding of an ultimate goal of training. The model of the future expert depends on a set competences which reflect requirements of a labor market. The author had been undertook attempt to analyse legislative documents of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Ministry of social development on purpose to reveal how much identically perception of the end result of training on an example of a trade "sociologist". As the author has analysed the real labor market of this trade presented in offers of vacancies, placed on Internet sites.

Conclusions to which the author has come during study:
historically developed system of higher education in Russia which leaned against development fundamental and encyclopedia knowledge, as result it’s compelled on the first place to deduce technical skills. From what follows that curricula will be essentially changed: theoretical and common humanitarian disciplines will be pushed aside on older years, and the first course will be entirely devoted studying of methods of sociological research.