Problems and prospects of children’s additional education modernization in the Russian federation

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Vesntik TSU. Pedagogy. Psychology. 2013

Problems and prospects of children’s additional education modernization in the Russian federation

About the author:

Olga A. Selivanova, Dr. Sci. (Ped.), Professor, Department of General and Social Psychology, Tyumen State University;


The aim of the paper is to characterize the current state of the system of additional education of children in the Russian Federation. The article describes the main problems of its functioning: a poor correspondence of the substantial component of kinds of ‘extra’ educational institutions for urgent needs and interests of different children and youth age groups, considerable socializing recreation (i.e. “non educational”), difficulties within the institution of additional education. The organizational and substantive aspects of the specified areas modernization directions are covered: options for the legal form of institutions engaged in extracurricular sphere; the type distinction of organizational forms and institutions implementing “educational” and “non-educational” socialization programs etc.


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