Education monitoring as a prognostic basis for its strategic development. Bebenina E.V., Elkina I.M., Naydenova N.N. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences EpSBS  pp. 125-134.

 The authors provide an analysis of the problem solution for constructing an education reality for the purposes of strategies development based on indicators of education systems monitoring. First of all, it was necessary to form an array of key indicators as a prognostic basis for determining the strategic development of national education systems. To solve this problem, various methods were used: descriptive, comparative, temporal, correlation, prognostic, etc. As an example of the results, a table of composite indices with administrative levels of monitoring and strategic decision making is presented. The development strategy of Global Education for 2030 led to the transformation of national monitoring systems. A model of global education 2030 is also described as an example of the number of functional literacy kinds necessary for a student. The empirical part of the study is presented: a) forecasts of the levels of education based on monitoring of various types; b) categorization of monitoring indicators characterizing schoolteachers. Variable strategic development forecasts consist of indices and rankings used in the global educational space. The authors show the necessity to calculate these indices independently for federal districts and regions, for urban and rural schools, etc. Findings include certain practical recommendations for the improvement of the education systems monitoring procedures.

Global tendencies of education financing for countries with different natural resources supply. Elkina I.M., Bebenina E.V. В сборнике: 7th icCSBs 2018 The Annual International Conference on Cognitive - Social, and Behavioural SciencesConference proceedings. 2018. С. 17-24.

Fundamental approaches to financing the education sector depend on economic and political management models applied in countries. Economic conditions have a significant impact on the education system. The public sector of education gradually changes according to the principle of self-sufficiency. At the same time, the development of a market economy, taking into account the tendencies of the formation of a postindustrial society, leads to an increase in the need for education and, above all, in higher education in the areas of high technology. Both education and science require significant investment, not providing a quick return. This part of the budget is costly and accounts for a fairly large share of GDP. How do countries with different supply of natural resources come out of this difficult situation? What trends can be traced in the financing of education? The objective of the paper is a retrospective analysis of the financing of education (in % of GDP) in the countries of the world, depending on what proportion of GDP is made up of natural resources. In authors' opinion, it determines a strategy of long-term investments in human resources with varying degree of availability of natural resources. The authors use comparative analysis of data from open sources of the World Bank. Presenting free access to statistical information about development indicators around the world, the World Bank makes it possible to conduct such retrospective studies.

Countries and regions ranking indicators dynamics as the key to university and student individual strategy. Bebenina E.V. THE UNESCO PROJECT “FUTURES OF EDUCATION”. Moscow, 2019. pp. 12-14

One of the most popular phrases in recent years has become “Big data”, “data mining”. These technologies are widely used in distance education, forming the optimal learning path. But can they help students who prefer full-time education, and full-time universities themselves in shaping their development trajectories? The location of the university is much more important to the full-time studies rather than for part-time and distance learning. The development of the university as a whole or individual areas of training takes place in the conditions of its surrounding city, country and related restrictions and directions of the university development.

Ivanova, S.V., Bebenina, E.V. Ranking approach to educational space studies // Espacios, Vol. 39 (Nº 41), 2018. P. 15-23

Fundamental approaches to financing the education sector depend on economic and political management models applied in countries. Economic conditions have a significant impact on the education system. The public sector of education gradually changes according to the principle of self-sufficiency. At the same time, the development of a market economy, taking into account the tendencies of the formation of a post- industrial society, leads to an increase in the need for education and, above all, in higher education in the areas of high technology. Both education and science require significant investment, not providing a quick return. This part of the budget is costly and accounts for a fairly large share of GDP. How do countries with different supply of natural resources come out of this difficult situation? What trends can be traced in the financing of education? The objective of the paper is a retrospective analysis of the financing of education (in % of GDP) in the countries of the world, depending on what proportion of GDP is made up of natural resources. In authors’ opinion, it determines a strategy of long-term investments in human resources with varying degree of availability of natural resources. The authors use comparative analysis of data from open sources of the World Bank. Presenting free access to statistical information about development indicators around the world, the World Bank makes it possible to conduct such retrospective studies.

Bebenina, E.V., Elkina, I.M. University ranking as a tool for the formation of educational space// Espacios, Vol. 38 (Nº 40), 20 P. 6-20.

Making efforts to improve the quality of education, the university needs to use not only internal information to make the necessary managerial decisions, but also rely on objective statistics and the results of interviews of stakeholders and experts in the field of education. Thus, one of the tools for improving the quality of education is the rankings. However, this does not exhaust the role of rankings in education. Provided that they include not only statistical data, but also more complex criteria, for example, the opinion of leading scientists, or take into account the ideas about the outcomes of their training of graduates, the rankings allow formulating strategic goals for the further development of the university, and in a broader sense – to set the vector of the development of the educational space as a whole. In this paper the authors consider this aspect of the application of rankings in the development of universities.
Keywords: ranking, education system, quality of education, university-level education, educational space, postindustrial society

Bebenina,V., Elkina, I.M. University rankings as a subject and an object of educational space// The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences (EpSBS), 2017. P. 150-160.

The quality of education attracts great attention in the post-industrial society. The processes of globalization contribute to the expansion of the educational space, ensuring the accessibility of quality education. In this regard, the competition of universities is one of the factors favouring the improvement of the quality of education. However, the ranking of universities is not only a source of statistics; it also acquires the role of an instrument for the development of the university itself. In the postmodern era it is important to take into account the more complex, "mediated" factors of many subjects which influence upon the educational space. The university ranking becomes the subject and object of the educational space; the authors of this article show that stakeholders - the actors of influence for the educational space - ensure the development of not only the educational institution (university), but also of the educational space in the long-term period.

Bebenina,V. Rankings in education: history and critical analysis of rates// SHS Web of Conferences. 2016. Vol. 29. P. 01006.

The history of rankings, mechanisms of their appearing and reasons of their popularity are little scrutinized yet although they are widely spread in the modern information flow, they are widely used during the evaluation for organizations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Russian Academy of Science as key indices.

Bebenina, E.V., Elkina, I.M. Global tendencies of education financing for countries with different natural resources supply // The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences (EpSBS),2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2019.02.02.3

Fundamental approaches to financing the education sector depend on economic and political management models applied in countries. Economic conditions have a significant impact on the education system. The public sector of education gradually changes according to the principle of self-sufficiency. At the same time, the development of a market economy, taking into account the tendencies of the formation of a post- industrial society, leads to an increase in the need for education and, above all, in higher education in the areas of high technology. Both education and science require significant investment, not providing a quick return. This part of the budget is costly and accounts for a fairly large share of GDP. How do countries with different supply of natural resources come out of this difficult situation? What trends can be traced in the financing of education? The objective of the paper is a retrospective analysis of the financing of education (in % of GDP) in the countries of the world, depending on what proportion of GDP is made up of natural resources. In authors’ opinion, it determines a strategy of long-term investments in human resources with varying degree of availability of natural resources. The authors use comparative analysis of data from open sources of the World Bank. Presenting free access to statistical information about development indicators around the world, the World Bank makes it possible to conduct such retrospective studies.

The title of my habilitation thesis is “Methodology of applying rankings for education space studies”.
The purpose of the study is to present a methodology for applying rankings for studying and objectively evaluating the education space in various aspects, assess the methodology for preparing various world rankings, and identify the main directions for modern ranking in the education system (based on the rankings approach).