Students feature stories and modern
The article investigates the phenomenon of students: its origin and development of key characteristics. Featured author discusses the genesis of the specifics of the Russian students, their social roles at different stages of socio-historical development. Analyzes the impact of changes in the field of higher education into the social position and status of the student, his disposition, the place and role in society, the structure and dynamics of value orientations. Focuses on the necessity of the establishment in the new realities of social subjectivity and creativity of students, improve their social role in the process of social development.