The article analyzes the declining conditions of the industrial education system, which began in the 70s of the 20 th century and continuestill now. Conditions are defined as a set of environmental factors that influence the self-deployment of the industrial education system. They include: "spirit of the era", philosophy, the scientific picture of the world, ideology, and finally, ideology. "Spirit of the era" in the early 21st century acquired a chaotic state. This was due to the fact that industrial culture, built on the basis of two opposing ideologies: the liberal and the communist, merged in the "super-ideology" of technocratism. The philosophy of the modern stage testifies that the world community is in a state of searching for the mainstream of social development. The stage of decline convinced intellectual elites that the postmodernist approach was not justified, since the global community "had fallen" into a deep crisis. Postmodernism has been replaced by the so-called postpostmodernism, аs a current that not only abandons intertextuality but also moves to a qualitatively new level of reproduction of perceptual and cultural layers of information, in which virtual reality occupies one of the key positions and the concept of hyper reality is one of the basic. It is noted that the introduction of social philosophy and philosophy of education into the educational process somewhat compensated for the philosophical worldview and ideological vacuum, formed after the refusal of domestic educators from the cycle of marxist-leninist disciplines. Changes in the modern post-neoclassical picture of the world lead to the destruction of orientations for linear uniqueness and total set of plots of the subsequent development. In the post-neoclassical picture of the world, disorder, structurelessness, chaos are recognized as objective, universal characteristics of reality. Nihilism and cynicism emerged on the surface of the worldview olympus after the general and aggressive militarism, finally buried humanism as a concept and sense, capable of saving man from himself. Multiculturalism is the ideology of the decline stage. Since neither philosophy nor science were able to respond in a timely manner to the question of what happened to the planetary world and how to overcome the total crisis of social development, the elites of industrial societies, on the one hand, recognized in the theoretical plane that the world was entering a post-industrial era, and on the other, in practice, intuitively inclined to a "quiet" way out of the crisis based on the ideology of multiculturalism. It originated on the basis of confluence of neoliberalism, neo-conservatism, social democracy, etc.; it is observed that the traditional form of industrial education on the European continent changes into multicultural education, and in general it moves from "multicultural" to "intercultural" education. It is a fundamentally different algorithm for the functioning of the industrial education system at the stage of its leaving from the planetary arena.
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