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Educational reform in post-Soviet Russia [electronic resource] : legacies and prospects /
edited by Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes, and Vera Kaplan.
imprint
London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005.
description
xvi, 350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0714657050 (hardcover), 9780714657059 (hardcover)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005.
isbn
0714657050 (hardcover)
9780714657059 (hardcover)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction / Ben Eklof -- Educational change in time of social revolution : the case of post-communist Russia in comparative perspective / Viacheslav Karpov and Elena Lisovskaya -- School and schooling under Stalin, 1931-1953 / Larry E. Holmes -- The experimental tradition in Russian education / Stephen T. Kerr -- Democratic educational reform in Russia : achievements and setbacks / Isak D. Froumin -- Demographic change and the fate of Russia's school's : the impact of population shifts on educational practice and policy / Stephen T. Kerr -- The education of Russian-speakers in Estonia / Kara D. Brown -- Teachers in post-Soviet Russia : the past in the present / Ben Eklof and Scott Seregny -- Civic education in a changing Russia / Janet G. Vaillant -- History teaching in post-Soviet Russia : coping with antithetical traditions / Vera Kaplan -- Re-writing the national past : new image of Russia in history textbooks of the 1990s / Alexander Shevyrev -- New trends in historical scholarship and the teaching of history in Russia's school / Igor' Ionov -- Teaching literature in the new Russian school / Nadya Peterson -- The conduct of lessons in the Russian school : is real change on the way? / James Muckle.
catalogue key
7899226
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
In the post-Soviet era, Russia has witnessed profound educational reform. This volume offers an assessment of the changes & how they have been implemented.
Long Description
This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks and teachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself.
Main Description
This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks andteachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself.
Main Description
This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks and teachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself. Contributors: Kara Brown, (Indiana University) * Ben Eklof (Indiana University) * Isak D. Froumin, (World Bank, Moscow) * Larry E. Holmes (University of South Alabama) * Igor Ionov, (Russian History Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) * Viacheslav Karpov & Elena Lisovskaya, (Western Michigan University) * Vera Kaplan, (Tel Aviv University) * Stephen T. Kerr, (University of Washington) * James Muckle, (University of Nottingham) * Nadya Peterson, (Hunter College) * Scott Seregny, (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) * Alexander Shevyrev, (Moscow State University) * Janet G. Vaillant, (Harvard University)
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Educational Policy: Past and Present
Educational Change in Time of Social Revolution: The Case of Post-Communist Russia in Comparative Perspective
School and Schooling under Stalin, 1931-1953
The Experimental Tradition in Russian Education
Democratic Educational Reform in Russia: Achievements and Setbacks
Demographic Change and the Fate of Russia's School's: The Impact of Population Shifts on Educational Practice and Policy
The Education of Russian-Speakers in Estonia
The Teacher, the Textbook and Educational Practice
Teachers in Post-Soviet Russia: The Past in the Present
Civic Education in a Changing Russia
History Teaching in Post-Soviet Russia: Coping with Antithetical Traditions
Re-writing the National Past: New Image of Russia in History Textbooks of the 1990s
New Trends in Historical Scholarship and the Teaching of History in Russia's School
Teaching Literature in the New Russian School
The Conduct of Lessons in the Russian School: is Real Change on the Way?
Notes on Contributors
Glossary
Appendices
Index
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