Tatyana Mertsalova1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Education System Openness: Governmental Policy Efficiency Issues

2015. No. 2. P. 40–75 [issue contents]
Tatyana Mertsalova - Candidate of Sciences in Pedagogy, Lead Researcher, Institute of Education, National Research University—Higher School of Economics. Address: 20 Myasnitskaya str., 101000, Moscow, Russian Federation. E-mail: tmertsalova@hse.ru

Based on results of a series of studies in the area of information demand and supply that have been shaping within the Russian education system in the last 3–5 years (monitoring studies covering the population of the most part of Russia as well as community polls among parents and teachers) it has been discovered that the education system openness has been growing and is approaching 100% with education running ahead of other social services. The author is raising a question, whether it is possible to judge the efficiency of information supply based on numbers reflecting the extent of filling information resources with content, and whether it is possible to complete the development work in that area having reached peak values. The system of informational openness of Russian education unlike business area shall be considered three-sided rather than two-sided with the third and the most active side being the government. The situation with informational openness in Russian education can be described as an extensive development of information resources being performed mostly under the influence of governmental regulatory control. Having said that, the development efficiency study even as a part of a task set by the government gives reasons for considering it as the one not being sufficiently efficient.
Citation: Mertsalova T. (2015) Informatsionnaya otkrytost' sistemy obrazovaniya: voprosy effektivnosti gosudarstvennoy politiki [Education System Openness: Governmental Policy Efficiency Issues]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no2, pp. 40-75.