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Non-formal education: adversary or ally for higher education?

М.Н. Кичерова, G.Z. Efimova
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UDC 308:331:378   


M.N. Kicherova is Cand.Sci. (Sociology), doc. e-mail: ; and G.Z. Efimova is Cand.Sci. (Sociology), doc. e-mail:  at Tyumen State University


Presented is theoretical interpretation and conceptualization of the meaning of “non-formal education”, analyzed are international practices of non-formal education research. Formulated are basic principles of non-formal education development, it’s social functions, and shown are it’s potential for realization of urgent needs of society and economy, qualitative improvement of human capital. Formulated are features of non-formal communicative educational platforms. Also examined are possibilities of integration of formal and non-formal education, based on example of higher school, use in educational activity of non-formal communication and educational platforms.

Key words: education, higher school, higher education, non-formal education, human capital, adult education, non-formal communicative and educational platforms.



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