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New Trends in Socialization of Children and Teenagers in Educational Institutions and beyond them

Priority areas of development: humanitarian
2016
Department: Laboratory for Digital Transformation of Education
The project has been carried out as part of the HSE Program of Fundamental Studies.

Goal of research: elaboration of children and teenagers socialization model with the focus on:

  • evolution of requirements to educational institutions and services imposed by families with respect to modern social trends;
  • typical challenges faced by a family in establishing nurturing practices that involve opportunities provided by the residential area;
  • the ways social media use changes socialization of children and teenagers within educational system and beyond it.

Methodology: the data collection methods included semi-structured interviews, surveying, participant observation, reflexivity assignments; the results were subject to both qualitative (thematic analysis) and quantitative (statistical) analysis.

Empirical base of research:

  • over 2,000 surveys respondents, among whom are school students, their parents and family members, school administration and teachers;
  • over 170 participants sample for qualitative research.

Results of research: according to the research

  • socialization domains tend to converge: family tries to control educational matters and curtail children’s independent activity; physical activity in real world tends to partially be superseded by virtual activity; school students seem not to distinguish between online and offline communication.
  • modern children’s school and leisure activities show little resemblance to those of previous decades; allegedly, the attitude to school has transformed as well.

Level of implementation,  recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of the results

  • the developed school area assessment instrument allows to identify and evaluate opportunities of extracurricular activities it provides; the instrument could be used by school administration for further educational service advancement, and in further research;
  • parents requirements to educational institutions and facilities could serve as a base for schools and kindergarten staff communication competencies training.