Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Socio-Cultural Potential of a Scientific Library of Higher Education Institution in Students' Value Attitude to Education Development

Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Socio-Cultural Potential of a Scientific Library of Higher Education Institution in Students' Value Attitude to Education Development

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Abstract

The article is aimed to identify social-cultural potential of a scientific library of higher education institution in students' value attitude to education development, and also to reveal the content and technology of students' involvement in its activity. With reference to the specified goals, the main approach to this issue research has been the social-cultural approach that determines the efficiency of applied problems solutions in the process of students' value attitude to education development in the context of a scientific library of higher education institution. In the article there has been revealed the specifics of social-cultural activity of a scientific library aimed at the formation of students' value attitude to education; there has been presented the complex of task-oriented and systematic pedagogical impacts on personality consciousness and behavior via involving tem in social-cultural forms of work of a scientific library in the process of which there takes place the development of students' value attitude to education. Materials of this article can be useful for teachers to develop students' value attitude not only to education but to scientific-research activity as well; to researchers who deal with the subject of personality value attitude development.

Keywords: value attitude, social-cultural activity, social-cultural contexts, scientific library of higher education institution, involvement of students

1. Introduction

The present-day situation is characterized by the existence of goal sets aimed at the development of a free, social-responsible, socially-useful, creative person and incongruous real value orientations of various social groups. The research of the system of values and their formation are an important task of pedagogy of social-cultural activity; specification of their essence, content and features formation for modern conditions of the society is timely and perspective (Ryseva, 2014; Khairullina, 2007). The process of value formation is of particular significance for students who make one of capable forces of a society and on whom the prospect of this society development depends (Salimova, 2011; Al-Kahtani &Allam, 2013; Stepanova, 2009).

The activity of scientific libraries of higher education institution aimed at students' value attitude to education development should be singled out as one of the directions; their opportunities have significantly increased due to the introduction of new telecommunication and information technologies in their activity (Stepanova, 2009). The main parameters of scientific libraries activity are connected with the quality improvement of education on the basis of quality management system and information technologies introduction in all spheres of higher education institution activity, change of higher education institution structure, etc. Unfortunately, complex researches of scientific library of higher education institution activity aimed to develop students' value attitude to education in the context of higher professional education transformation have not been carried out so far.

The importance of the research is also determined by the necessity of modern Russian society to find new approaches, forms and methods to arrange special cultural-leisure activity of scientific library aimed at the formation of education values. Therefore the development of students' value attitude to education in the course of their participation in social-cultural activity of a scientific library of higher education institution is a topical issue (Salimova, 2012; Kovalenko, 2011; Mbagwu & Akanwa, 2012).

Besides, the relevance of the research subject concerning a scientific library of higher education institution as a social-cultural institution is defined by:

- the necessity to study new structural elements of a scientific library which have appeared as a result of its social-upbringing functions expansion;

- the necessity to analyze, forecast and explain the processes of a scientific library and pedagogical community interaction aimed at the formation of students' value attitude to education;

- the understanding of social-cultural functions of a scientific library aimed to provide students' value attitude to education (Salimova, 2006);

- the influence of a scientific library on the formation of students' value attitude to education and self-determination according to the tendencies of social-cultural development of the country. …

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