Resource Potential of Non-Formal Education in the Human Capital Development (the Case of the Tyumen Oblast)


Kicherova M.N.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Department for General and Economic Sociology, University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russia. m.n.kicherova@utmn.ru

Efimova G.Z.

Сand. Sci. (Soc.), Assoc. Prof. of the general and economic sociology of the Tyumen state university, Tyumen, Russia g.z.efimova@utmn.ru

Semenov M.Yu.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Department for General and Economic Sociology, University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russia. m.y.semenov@utmn.ru

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250010986-7
ID of the Article: 8464


The reported research was funded by RFBR, project No. 19-011-00701.


For citation:

Kicherova M.N., Efimova G.Z., Semenov M.Yu. Resource Potential of Non-Formal Education in the Human Capital Development (the Case of the Tyumen Oblast). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 1. P. 98-109




Abstract

The study focuses on the factors that determine the place and role of non-formal education human capital development in modern Russia. Based on a questionnaire survey of Tyumen region residents (N = 1388) influence of micro- and meso-level factors, demands, interests, and independent activity of various socio-demographic groups in the field of non-formal education was studied, and its advantages/limitations were identified. The analysis showed that non-formal education practices are widespread, but relatively poorly integrated into processes of social and labor mobility. According to survey, 83% of respondents are involved in non-formal education, but most often they are developing personal (not directly related to work) skills. Only in every third case non-formal education leads to an increase in special human capital, and in every fifth case – in general human capital. The key advantages of non-formal education are often seen not in ability to obtain relevant knowledge and necessary competencies, but to study at convenient time. Shortcomings are identified hindering formation of a national educational ecosystem.


Keywords
knowledge society; non-formal education; human capital; continuous education; educational goals; educational ecosystem
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