Disabled Children in the Context of Russian Digital Economy Challenges

Michail V. Firsov, Alexander S. Sarychev, Yanina V. Shimanovskaya, Svetlana N. Kozlovskaya, Anna G. Akhtyan, Natalia P. Konstantinova


The digital society having gained quite a momentum in the Russian Federation in the recent decade has brought along some new trends in "problems-shaping" not only for the producing, but also for the non-producing strata of the population. The new "non-producing classes" get formed in a situation of new historical conditions the coordinates of which cover the entire global world, and it can be spoken definitely that problems of the Russian society are determined, among other things, by trends of the "world information community", with the former being a part of it nowadays. The paper outlines the main vectors of the problem of socialization of the disabled children in the contemporary Russian society within the context of information economy forming. Particularities of integration of children having disabilities are shown in the logic of development of the world social inequality processes based on the "digital divide" approaches. Proceeding from the Russian statistical materials, some suppositions are made about possible negative development scenarios of the present-day cohort of children having functional limitations who can become outsiders of the digital revolution and man the strata of non-producing classes if there are no state programs, education strategies, pedagogical personnel and focused work with parents.

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