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Russian and Soviet education, 1731-1989 : a multilingual annotated bibliography /
William W. Brickman, John T. Zepper.
imprint
New York : Garland Pub., 1992.
description
xix, 538 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0824090527 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-10:
This bibliography lacks the clear focus of earlier volumes in this well-received series. They provide modest introductory overviews of the literature in English, but this fat book is intended also for specialists. Selections and annotations are based on work left unfinished by Brickman, a pioneer in comparative education. Zepper completed the book, with mixed results. Broad linguistic and chronological scope distinguish this work from Nellie Apanasewicz's Education in the U.S.S.R.: An Annotated Bibliography of English-language Materials, 1965-1973 (CH, Nov'75) and Yushin Yoo's Soviet Education: An Annotated Bibliography and Readers' Guide to Works in English, 1893-1978 (CH, Jan'81). The annotations are outstanding, but readers unfamiliar with the subject are likely to find this book difficult to use. Zepper's decision to arrange 1,627 entries (all but dissertations) in a single alphabetical sequence places a heavy burden on the language and subject indexes, which are not up to the task. The extended historical introduction fails to orient the reader to the literature and contains inaccuracies like the definition of "Raskol'niki" (schismatics) as "new reforms." The publisher should never have allowed misspelled Russian titles and names to appear on every page. Graduate collections. J. M. Alexander; Northwestern University
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First published in 1992

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