Social and Social Psychological Specifics of Private Schooling in Modern Russian Education



The paper reviews organizational and psychological specifics of such non-state schooling sector as private schools in Russia. A survey was carried out in order to reveal the basic motivation underlying parents' choice of private schooling for their children. The paper describes social psychological features of the social and interpersonal situations of development that define the social psychological settings in which the students of private schools grow and develop, and discusses in general terms the possible perspectives of private schooling in mod- ern Russian education.

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Keywords: state education institution, non-state education institution, private school, social and interpersonal situations of development, safety, prestige, individual approach, control after education process

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

For citation: Kondratyev M.Y., Sosnova I.V. Social and Social Psychological Specifics of Private Schooling in Modern Russian Education. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2014. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 116–124. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Mikhail Y. Kondratyev, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social Psychology (1998-2013), Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

Irina V. Sosnova, PhD in Psychology, Deputy Director for Educational Work, Non-Governmental Educational Institution Center for Education "New Education", Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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