Resource Potential of Non-Formal Education in the Human Capital Development (the case of Tyumen oblast)

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Associate Professor
Affiliation: University of Tyumen
Address: Russian Federation, Tyumen
Occupation: Associate Professor
Affiliation: University of Tyumen
Address: Russian Federation, Tyumen
Occupation: Associate Professor
Affiliation: University of Tyumen
Address: Russian Federation, Tyumen
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 1

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 in inability to obtain relevant knowledge and necessary competencies, and to study at convenient time. Shortcomings are identified hindering formation of a national educational ecosystem.

Keywordsknowledge society, non-formal education, human capital, continuous education, educational goals, educational ecosystem
AcknowledgmentThe reported study was funded by RFBR project № 19-011-00701.
Publication date10.02.2021
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