BRICS countries invest in education: answers to global challenges and social changes



International research project “Education, well-being and the emergent economies of Brazil, Russia and South Africa” started in 2010 in London with the support of Economic and Social Research Council. The main goal of the project is investigation of the structure of interconnections between personal well-being, education, economy, security of children and youths in certain social contexts as well as conditionality of those connections with cultural traditions. National coordinators from Brazil, Russia and South Africa have arranged a range of expert symposia that joined more than 300 representatives of academic community and practitioners form the spheres of policy, education, economy and security. The project results are embodied in the activities on spreading the experience of the project by the way of reports, sent to Educational departments of participant countries; presentations, held for scientists and politicians; workshops for Ph.D students and young researchers. The article deals with the core issues discussed in the frames of the project and approaches to their solution.

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Keywords: educational policy, well-being, human capital, economic growth, ESRC, BRICS countries.

Journal rubric: Scientific Life

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Shvedovskaya A.A. BRICS countries invest in education: answers to global challenges and social changes [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2011. Vol. 3, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna A. Shvedovskaya, PhD in Psychology, Head of Department of Information & Publishing Projects, Associate Professor, Age Psychology Department named after L.F. Obukhova, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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