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Dys-functionality of education in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

П.И. Ананченкова, Н.М. Новикова
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UDC 37.01-042.3:614.4 


P.I. Ananchenkova is Cand.Sci. (Economics), Cand.Sci. (Sociology), Prof. at Аdemy of Lаbor аnd Sociаl relаtions, Moscow e-mail:; N.M. Novikova is Cand.Sci.(Pedagogy), Senior lecturer at Krasnodar University of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia — Novorossiysk Branch e-mail:


Researched is the most significant event in socio-economic, political and other spheres of life in the period of 2019–2020 COVID-19 pandemic that significantly “reshaped” principles and technologies of functioning of certain social institutions that traditionally play a stabilizing function in society. The social institute of education is one of these systems. Under the influence of the coronavirus crisis, education as a social institution has shown its strengths and weaknesses in terms of providing a stabilizing function. The dys-functionality of education is most clearly manifested in the lack of readiness of its subjects for a rapid technological transition from full-time to distance learning. The article considers the main forms of dys-functionality of education, expressed in such types of unpreparedness as technological, infrastructure, personnel, skill, and mental, and presents their characteristics and main forms of manifestation. It is concluded that, on the one hand, the coronavirus crisis was a powerful factor in the destabilization of all economic and social systems and caused their dys-functionality. On the other hand, and this was most evident for the Institute of education, it accelerated technological modernization and the rapid transition to innovative forms and technologies of education, followed by an increase in technological literacy of teachers and students, revision of methodological and didactic materials, and a change in the paradigm of managing the educational process directly in educational institutions and in General national education systems.

Key words: coronavirus, education, unpreparedness, crisis, dys-functionality, innovation.



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