Additional Education for Children Seen as Priority

29 december 2015

The Analytical Center has published a new issue of the Bulletin on the current state of education in Russia. The Bulletin addresses the issue of additional education both in Russia and worldwide. The main topic of the issue is public-private partnerships as an economic tool that helps to make supplementary education more accessible.

Since 2012, Russia has adopted a number of strategic policy documents, which give priority to the development of supplementary education for children. The number of entities within the system of supplementary education for children has grown by almost 30% in 2015 compared to 2012. The section on Russian Education Statistics in 2015 gives comparative statistical and analytical data on the number of people involved, the number of organizations, and the financing of the system of additional education in Russia between 2012 and 2015.

The section on Economic Tools to Improve the Accessibility of Additional Education gives information and analyzes best practice in the world of using economic instruments to develop the system of supplementary education and make it more accessible. International practices are analyzed from the point of view of key approaches and mechanisms.

The section on International Legislation describes new developments in legislation with regard to regulating public-private partnerships in education. To create new and efficient mechanisms, at the end of September 2015, the Government of the Republic of Ireland approved a capital investment plan for 2016-2021. The approved plan comprises a section on Education, which pursues the aim of creating an equal opportunities environment in education for children and young people, including the area of supplementary education.

The last section in the Bulletin is the List of Events, Professional Holidays, and Memorial Dates in January-March 2016.

See more in the  Bulletin ‘Public-Private Partnership As Economic Tool for Improving Accessibility of Additional Education.’

For other issues of our Bulletins on the state of education in Russia see Publications.