On the example of the Samara Region, the author considers the impact of the optimization of the rural educational network on disparities in the quality of education in rural areas. The article presents the results of the comparative analysis of teachers’ work in urban and rural schools and in teaching different subjects (including not corresponding to the teacher’s specialty). The author analyzes the possible ways to assess the impact of optimization of the rural educational network structure on the quality of children’s education based on the results of the main state exam and the single state exam by type of optimization: reorganization of small schools (independent legal entities) into branches of another school, changes in the level of educational program (when high school turns into secondary one, and secondary school turns into primary one), transportation of children to a larger school, etc.
Optimization of the rural educational network, quality of education, educational center, Samara Region.
Eremin Sergey V., Deputy Head of the Institute of Secondary Vocational Education named after K.D. Ushinsky, Moscow City University, 115230 Moscow, Varshavskoe Sh., 44A.