Ilakavichus Marina

Self-organization in non-formal education for multi-age communities as a resource to establish cultural continuity

Ilakavichus Marina (2014) "Self-organization in non-formal education for multi-age communities as a resource to establish cultural continuity ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2014, vol. 33, pp. 33-41 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV201433.33-41


History of Russia last 30 years — history of deep historical changes. Under these conditions, we are able to observe the phenomenon of self-organization of actors in society in the process of overcoming chaos and exit to the new order. Modern science describes this transition as a result of multi-line social interactions, creative acts adequate to the challenges of formulating rules of origin and formation of new social institutions. Modern Russian society develops orientation ideals of civil society. Adopted democratic principles of social order are responsible for the formation of a special type of person — a citizen, that is the person who is aware of the extent and degree of their freedom and responsibility. Thus formed the social environment is less degree of regulation, greater need for the active participation of every member of society in development. In such conditions, the role of private initiatives, playing the role of a «scanning» the current state of society, which revealed the existence of a threat of unity. Sociocultural situation in Russia today is contradictory. On the one hand, it appears more opportunities for conscious self-identification, for inclusion in a variety of associations. On the other hand, post-industrial society carries a risk of extreme individualism that destroys the desire to consolidate, social cohesion. Trying to eliminate this contradiction private initiatives in the field of non-formal education. Analysis of civil initiatives last five years reveals a trend of development in the educational direction. Self-organizing non-formal education practices used form multi-age communities. They allow us to solve the task of organizing a platform for dialogue between generations, based on the significant association of the Russian people for higher values. Such activity is complex, and requires government support.


Self-organization, civil society, lifelong learning, non-formal education, additional education, personal development, adult education, aktulanye trends of adult education, multi-age community, cultural continuity, socially signifi cant educational


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