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WISERD Civil Society Seminar: Social and political participation in building democracy in Russia: The role of literacy programmes and educational reforms

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (BST)

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When: Thursday 27 April 2017

Where: WISERD Meeting room, Cardiff University, 38 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom

Open to: Public, Staff, Students

Speaker: Professor Grigori Kliucharev, Head of the Department of Sociology of Education and Science, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)

 This seminar is part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar Series and explores recent data on literacy and social and political participation in Russia. It will look at how education has responded to social change in Russia and how literacy levels correspond to social and political activity.

 The purpose of the presentation is to provide a theoretical and conceptual basis for the most recent empirical data on literacy and social and political participation in Russia. Since the late 1980s the connection between the concepts of civil society, social change and active citizenship has been of growing importance in the social sciences, especially in the context of states and societies in transition. It is an important area of research on contemporary Russia, providing an opportunity to combine comparative and historical perspectives with current public policy and governance issues. I shall also consider the further dimension of what is suggested as a new popular education in response to social change in Russia and the potential role this has in social and human capital formation; in shaping civil society and in developing active and responsible citizens.

Literacy is key to this when viewed from the standpoint of basic competence. It may be defined as opening a body of knowledge, skills and strategies acquired through life. Literacy is also regarded as an evolving concept, which recognizes the fact that the level of literacy required for the previous generation of personal growth, economic and civil participation, is different from current expectations. The presentation will inclued some recent findings on how basic and functional literacy levels corresponds to social and political activity.  

 

 



 




 

 

 

 

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Cardiff University
WISERD Meeting room
38 Park Place
CF10 3BB Cardiff
United Kingdom

Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (BST)


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Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography, political science and many more.

The Institute was established in 2008 and is based within the five Universities that make up the St David’s Day Group in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.

WISERD is committed to capacity building within the social sciences in Wales, the UK and internationally.  The Institute offers a series of workshops, seminars and conferences, aimed at those with an interest in the social sciences.

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