The purpose of the Project “Monitoring of education markets and organizations (MEMO)” is to collect generalized information and micro data, analyse, generalize and present information on recent trends in education in Russia: on choice of educational programs, funding of education, strategies of educational institutions, overall management, allocation of recourses, hiring policies, etc. The information is updated annually since 2002 based on the methodology providing a direct comparability of the data.
The Project was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
At present the Project “Monitoring of education markets and organizations (MEMO)” provides in-depth data and enriches available centrally administered statistical information on education. The Project covers practically all levels of the education system including the preschool education, primary and secondary education, vocational training and tertiary education; some information on the supplementary education for children and adults is also given.
Data collection is carried out in such a way that the data are representative for Russia as a whole taking into consideration the considerable difference between the subjects of the Russian Federation.
Specialists at the HSE Institute of Education found that the willingness of children to work independently at home during distance learning depended not only on the availability of appropriate technical means in the family (its socio-economic profile), but also on the nature of their parents’ work (a socio-psychological factor).
The majority of Russian university teachers were prepared for the emergency and online teaching during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown period. However, they consider remote teaching more time-consuming and less convenient than face-to-face instruction. This is evidenced by a recent survey of the HSE Centre for Institutional Research.
At a seminar held at HSE as part of the Days of the International Academy of Education in Moscow, Professor Gustavo E. Fishman (University of Arizona) likened international comparative studies of education quality to horse racing and discussed how these studies do not have as significant an impact on educational policy as is commonly believed.
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.