Method for influencing the development of elderly education in Russia
The paper discusses the problem of mass education for the elderly in Russia. To deal with this issue, we ground the expediency of using the resources of non-formal education projects for senior citizens. We analyze the totality of specialized educational projects implemented in the country as a social network, i.e. a specific self-organized object resistant to external management. The article presents the results of an online survey of experts (organizers of education projects for senior citizens and researchers on the problems of elderly education). Based on the respondents’ answers, the research concludes about the specificity of the elderly education network as an object of management and analyzes the possibility to adopt centralized educational management. The paper formulates the general principles and techniques of management in the field of elderly education in Russia and provides the authors’ method to control the development of elderly education projects in the country.
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