Professional education and shaping competitiveness of an individual, social community

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Release:

Vesntik TSU. Sociology (#8 ). 2014

Title: 
Professional education and shaping competitiveness of an individual, social community


About the authors:

Gennady F. Shafranov-Kutsev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Research Advisor of University of Tyumen; shafranov-kutsev@utmn.ru

Galina Z. Efimova, Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Professor, Department of General and Economic Sociology, Financial and Economic Institute, Tyumen State University; efimovagz@gmail.com

Abstract:

Competition, rivalry among people can be regarded as a universal principle practically in every sphere of human activity. At present this category is monopolized by the economics that tackles it exclusively as a necessary attribute of market engine. However, competition should be comprehended in a considerably wider, sociological sense. Competition potential, competition advantages form a score of social factors. Among them, education, in particular professional, including the system of Further Professional Education (FPE), is of primary importance. The most significant indicator of individual competitiveness in a social community is to be found in the innovative activity which is liable to easy monitoring, taking into account the level of people's interest to the achievements of science and technology, their personal involvement in the innovative activity.

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