Universities of culture: current state, goals and objectives of development


The article presents the author's opinion on the current state of training in the universities of culture with the new social conditions and requirements stated in the documents of the modernization of education, as well as strategic goals and objectives for the development of culture in Russia. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined by the need to address the issues of training highly qualified personnel for the sphere of culture and arts, taking into account modern requirements for specialists, as well as the provisions of the "Fundamentals of cultural policy of the Russian Federation". There is a problem associated with determining ways to resolve the identified shortcomings in the process of cultural development in the country, which affects the preservation of cultural values in society and disrupts the process of transferring cultural heritage to the next generations. In this regard, it is possible to formulate the purpose of the article, which is to theoretically substantiate the current state of cultural universities that train specialists for the socio-cultural sphere and present a practical solution to the problems that have arisen. For research on the chosen topic, a set of research methods was used: theoretical analysis, synthesis, structural-functional, logical. Special attention is paid to the analysis of official documents on the development of culture in the Russian Federation, as well as to the review of the activities of universities of culture in Russia and creative foreign universities. As a result of the conducted research, the shortcomings that hinder the development of culture in the Russian Federation and regions, as well as possible ways to resolve existing problems, are identified. In addition, the practical experience of solving the goals and objectives outlined in the strategy for the development of culture is presented. Conclusions, generalizations are made and recommendations are given for solving the identified problems in the development of culture.

About the authors

V. A. Kurina

Samara State Institute of Culture

Author for correspondence.
Email: morenov@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1925-3991

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, head of the Department of Social and Cultural Technologies

E. A. Kurulenko

Samara State Institute of Culture

Email: morenov@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4687-1704

Doctor of Cultural Studies, professor


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