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Additional Education for Children: Problems of Digital Divide

Alexey S. Tishchenko – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Galina S. Tokareva – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the context of the pandemic, the educational process was periodically carried out remotely, including additional education for children. Based on the analysis of official statistics and empirical data obtained in the course of a sociological survey, the factors influencing the effectiveness of the organization of the educational process in remote mode were identified, the issues of using digital content in the organization of additional education for children were studied, the request of school teachers, who for the most part conduct additional classes to expand the types of digital educational content used.

The article was written on the basis of the RANEPA state assignment research programme.

Key words: additional education for children, distance learning technologies, digital divide.

JEL-codes: I21, I24.