Whitepaper ‘12 Solutions for New Education’ Now Out in English
HSE Institute of Education and the Center for Strategic Research have drawn up an all-round action plan for upgrading Russian education to bolster the country’s technological development and socio-economic growth.
In this age of head-spinning innovation and deep socio-economic change, amid the growing uncertainty about the future, the global competition to secure a solid technological and economic edge has become as fierce as never before.
Today, it is human capital that has become almost universally recognized as the pivotal linchpin in fostering societal progress and economic growth. By pursuing feasible strategies for investing in human capital, we can deploy a sound foundation for the Russian economy to gradually achieve growth rates above the global average.
A failure to comprehensively overhaul Russian education in order to build and maintain future-proof human capital threatens to create a major science & technology gap that would be very hard to surmount going forward, which may push Russia way behind its peers in this toughening race for sustainable future.
As disparities in the quality of educational attainment may ultimately grow dramatic across Russian society, the national human capital could shrink by 25% through 2050. Consequently, the cumulative obsolescence of Russia’s socio-economic assets may put at jeopardy technological independence and the very security of the country.
Prepared jointly by leading experts at the HSE Institute of Education and the Center for Strategic Research, ‘12 Solutions for New Education’ is a whitepaper that sets forth an overarching perspective on which policy steps should be taken in modernizing Russian education to ensure societal progress and economic growth over the long term.
This roadmap involves 12 specific proposals each addressing a particular aspect of education development. The paper provides a detailed background for every problematic area under discussion, specifies possible solutions on a case-by-case basis, and sets out funding considerations for each measure proposed.