Classical University: Historical and Socio-Cultural Challenges and Development Trajectory Choice

Georgiy Ivanovich Gerasimov, Rashid Dumalichevich Khunagov, Fatima Kazbekovna Tuguz


The article considers the problem of the crisis of the classical university as a phenomenon of world educational practices and tendencies of the modern university, trying to adapt the founding of the university space to the new social conditions. The analysis of the different positions that characterize both the causes and the conditions to overcome the crisis of university education is given in the discourse of crisis. Particular attention is drawn to the possibility of conceptualizing the classical university through the reorganization of its ideas and mission under an objective trend towards verification of university education. Projective options for reconstruction of the grounds of classical university are analysed as one of the types of modern university, taking into account the transformation of modes of education and Russian specifics of the reforming higher education.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s3p47

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