2022. № 1 (37). DOI: 10.15393/

Issue 1 (37)



Published online on: 03/30/2023.


Since 2013 Petrozavodsk State University has issued an electronic scientific journal «LIFELONG EDUCATION: The 21st CENTURY» quarterly (4 issues per year). This year is the tenth anniversary year for the journal. This is an occasion to remember its founders with gratitude. They are: the well-known Russian scientist, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Irina Apollonovna Kolesnikova (Editor-in-Chief, 2013‒2017) and Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences Elena Vladimirovna Ignatovich (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, 2013‒2015, currently a member of the editorial board of the journal and a doctoral student at the University of Hannover, Canada). Since 2018, the journal has been headed by Professor Tatyana Anatolyevna Babakova (formerly Deputy Chief Editor).

The journal annually publishes at least 40 articles by Russian and foreign authors. For a number of years according to the RSCI index and the SCIENCEINDEX rating, our journal has been holding fairly high places – it is included in the first ten percent of publications on the topic «People's Education. Pedagogy».

The preservation and development of the journal is ensured by the support of the leadership of Petrozavodsk State University, as well as the well-coordinated work of the editorial board and a team of professionals who provide journal issues.

In the anniversary year, we are especially pleased to receive positive feedback. Elina Vanhemping, a member of the editorial journal board (Seinajoki, Finland), writes: The Lifelong Education: the 21st Century journal is celebrating its glorious anniversary this year. Over the past years, interesting and relevant materials have been published on its pages, which representatively reflect the dynamics of the analytical discourse and applied empiricism regarding the problems of education in its continuous trajectory of humanitarian utility and humane relevance. The Lifelong Education: the 21st Century journal has become a dialogue platform for Russian-speaking professionals and colleagues from foreign countries. The anniversary issues, in our opinion, should be focused on articles of a high degree of novelty, creative polemic and unique relevance, initiating unexpected discussions and stating professional success.

The first (spring) issue of the journal opens with an article that draws the reader's attention to such a phenomenon in Russian science and education as the purchase and sale of educational and scientific texts made to order by shadow authors. The problem of «academic ghostwriting» has already been raised in our journal.

All the more interesting are the reflections of our colleague from Finland on an undoubtedly actual topic.

The reorganization of the training of scientific personnel is carried out in different ways in Russia and in the post-Soviet space. The experience of Kazakhstan, presented in the article of this issue, can be useful, both in terms of familiarization, and from the point of view of the practical use of a number of its features in the training of scientific personnel in Russia.

The issue of innovative approaches to the organization of continuous education is not new for the journal: project approach, environmental education of students, problem-based learning. Novelty is seen in the perspectives of their research.

One of the directions for the development of Russian higher education is its internationalization. In recent years, the number of foreign students at Russian universities has been increasing. To manage this process, it is important to study and take into account the peculiarities of the socio-psychological adaptation of foreign students.

The section «Labor Market and Continuing Education» presents some unexpected material about women in science. Among Russian scientists, women make up a large part, but their scientific growth differs from that of men, and the differences in achieving leadership positions are especially significant.

The articles devoted to human and methodological resources in education present the results of a study by our colleague from the Czech Republic on the peculiarities of organizing the work of teachers in a hospital kindergarten, as well as data from a study by Russian authors on the advisability of involving young teachers in innovative project activities with a view to their professional adaptation.

In the spring issue we congratulate our authors and readers on the onset of this wonderful time of the year! Happy reading to you! We hope for further discussion on the pages of the journal of topical problems of lifelong education.


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