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Patriotic Education of Student’s Youth in the Context of the Dynamics of Social Changes (On the Materials of the Yaroslavl Region)

S.A. Baburkin
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UDC 316.4/.6  


Sergei A. Baburkin, Dr. Sci. (Political Science), Professor, Head of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University n.a. K.D. Ushinsky, e-mail:


The article analyzes the conditions of moral and patriotic education of students in the Yaroslavl region. The author conducted a sociological study among students of leading universities in the Yaroslavl region. The content and quality of 18 patriotic regional programs of the Central Federal District and the activities of federal and regional authorities for their implementation are analyzed. As part of the study, it was found that regardless of gender characteristics, the direction of education, the level of material well-being of the respondents, for most of them, patriotism is associated with pride in their country. Only a small part of students believe that in the context of globalization, patriotism is losing its relevance. It was revealed that more than half of the respondents consider themselves patriots. At the same time, the poorer the student’s family (his parents), the more such a student considers himself a patriot. In addition, young men, for the most part than girls, consider themselves patriots. It has been established that the higher the level of education of parents and the material well-being of the family, the higher the influence of parents on the formation of patriotic attitudes. The lower level of education of parents and the lower level of material well-being of the family, the higher the influence of the school on the formation of patriotic values and attitudes. Absolutely everyone who took part in the survey is proud of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The lower level of material well-being of the respondent’s family, the more he is proud of Russia’s position in the world community. Girls, to a greater extent than boys, believe that they, as citizens of the Russian Federation, can rightfully be proud of the country’s cultural heritage. The lower level of prosperity of the student’s family (his parents), that higher his desire to serve in the army. Students from less wealthy families perceive the army as one of the possible “elevators” of social mobility. Measures aimed at improving the efficiency of state policy in the field of patriotic education of youth are proposed.

Key words and phrases: civil patriotism, patriot, patriotic education, state, criteria and indicators, society.




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