(Samara Institute, Higher School of Privatization and Enterprise, Russia)

This report substantiates theory and practice of educational management of cultural heritage of Mid-Volga Region by means of service technologies and educational policy. The development of social and cultural diversity of democratic society is considered as challenge to social reforming. In our opinion, the answer to this challenge could be in the growth of system of functional diversity or participating management with use the resources of cultural heritage as the base of constructive democratic development. Cultural and historical heritage is great resource of educational activity and social-spiritual development. The historical monuments and any ancient traces are material manifestations of human creativity and cultural dialogue in time. The heritage is great information complex and we should know how we can to use its creative potential. Management of cultural heritage becomes one of urgent task of contemporary educational policy. The cultural-historical heritage is stages leading up us from past to future times. But we should not forget that heritage expressed the complicated configuration cultural and natural landscapes in human’s environment. The cultural heritage of the Samara region is great and diverse. It has been developed b? many generations of different nations. Here the ways of eastern and western, southern and northern cultures, ethnicities, religions were trans-crossing. By means of systematization and typological analysis of Mid-Volga region’s cultural heritage we came to conclusion of necessity of its inclusion in context institutional relations within the world heritage.

Keywords: heritage, Mid-Volga region, education, management, culture