Bibliography: Russia (page 120 of 140)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the Russia is NOT the Enemy website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Donald K. Sharpes, New England Educational Assessment Project, V. Onushkin, Jeremy Kilpatrick, Lee Katz, N. B. Medvedeva, Dvid A. Heinlein, Nellie Apanasewicz, Philip G. Altbach, and Sara S. McIndoe.

Dmitriyev, Gregory (1997). Russian Youth in the Transition Period toward the Free Market Economy–1990-1993. This paper examines the changes in aspirations and mentality of young people in Russia as to their expectations of what the market system can bring into their life. The study was done in Moscow and in Khabarovsk (Far East). Surveys of 11th-graders were conducted to gain their perspectives about the term "market" and what the future holds for them in the time of change. The paper presents the historic overview of the fall of Communism and the ideological, psychological, and social changes that also occurred. Although most Russians noted the difficulty of the changing times, they responded that the free market as they experienced it was an improvement and looked forward to better days. (Contains 26 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Capitalism, Change, Communism, Competition

Sharpes, Donald K. (1973). Impressions of Soviet Teacher Education. Based on a 2-week tour of Russia, this report describes some principal policies and practices of Soviet teacher education. After a brief introduction, the report presents new trends in education and the organization of teacher education as exemplified by the Hertzen Institute in Leningrad. In a description of teacher preparation programs, requirements for acceptance are given along with a typical course of study. A review of Advanced Studies Centers shows how teacher training activities are shared by a coalition of interests. The adoption of educational research into the Russian school systems is also explained. Following a conclusion and 15 references, the report contains a 12-page narrative appendix entitled "Personal Impressions and Impressions of Kindergartens, Schools, Specialized Secondary Schools, and Pioneer Palaces."   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture

Heinlein, Dvid A., Ed. (1977). Education: Conformity–Liberation? Conference Report, International Schools Association 25th Annual Conference, July 22-30, 1976. The report contains 16 papers and additional summaries of workshops held at the 1976 Annual Conference of the International Schools Association in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference theme, Education: Conformity–Liberation, linked the experience of the American Revolution to international education and reviewed the growth of multicultural and multiethnic developments in the world of education. Participants were elementary and secondary educators from countries including Germany, Ghana, Japan, France, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Nigeria, United States, Israel, Italy, and Kenya. Major topics of papers were International Education in the Contemporary World, Non-Western Education and Nigeria, Educational Thought in Modern India, The American Revolution Period and Black Education, The Multicultural Approach in Education, Development of Education in Latin America, and Creating the Future through School Curriculum. Speakers from the World Order Institute, the United Nations, and Educational Testing Service also participated. One special session explored aspects of drama in Soviet Russia, China, Israel, and the Philippines.   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Education, Conferences, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education

Kilpatrick, Jeremy; Wirszup, Izaak (1969). Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching Mathematics, Volume 3, Problem Solving in Arithmetic and Algebra. The series "Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching Mathematics" is a collection of translations from the Soviet Literature of the past twenty-five years on research in the psychology of mathematical instruction. Also included are works on methods of teaching mathematics directly influenced by this research. The aim of this series is to acquaint mathematics educators and teachers with directions, ideas, and accomplishments in the psychology of mathematical instruction in Russia. Volume III of the series contains four papers: three on arithmetic and one on algebra. These papers are directed at the theoretical analysis of thinking processes. Each paper discusses investigations related to processes students use in solving word problems in mathematics. Some of the findings reported in this volume are unique to the Soviet educational system, but the value of using problem material from the school curriculum in studying problem-solving processes is demonstrated in each of the papers. Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Cognitive Processes, Educational Psychology

McIndoe, Sara S. (1969). Chinese-Russian Study Center. Bibliography of Materials (with Supplement Number 1). The major bibliographic emphasis in this work is on Russia and China, although some of the sub-headings and entries also focus on India and Japan. Entries are listed under the following categories: 1) Bibliographies; 2) Art, Music, Theater, and Dance; 3) Civilization; 4) Communism, Marxism, and Socialism; 5) Customs and Folklore; 6) Economy and Law; 7) Education; 8) History; 9) International Relations; 10) Languages; 11) Literature; 12) Philosophy and related subjects; 13) Political Science; 14) Religion; 15) Science (pure and applied); 16) Social Sciences; 17) Biography; 18) Fiction; 19) Journals and Periodicals; and 20) Audio-Visual Materials, which is included as a separate supplement. All entries list: author, title, publisher, place and date of publication. None of the entries are annotated. Most of the items included date from the 1950's and 60's, with a sprinkling of older items. (Several pages may be light.)   [More]  Descriptors: Asian History, Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Chinese

Clayton, Jacklyn Blake (1996). Your Land, My Land: Children in the Process of Acculturation. This book is the story of four nonnative children's acculturation into an American elementary school, as seen by the author, the teachers, the parents, and the children themselves. The book states that some of the challenges stem from linguistic barriers, but that others are cultural issues so endemic that neither the teacher nor the student is fully aware of their impact. The book asks whether there is some kind of underlying pattern of acculturation that the four students (from Norway, Brazil, Russia, and Bulgaria) share, and what is the role of the school and the classroom teacher in the process. The book is intended as a resource for any teacher or administrator with students from diverse cultures, since it sheds light on the cultural adjustment these students must make, on the values teachers hold and students bring with them, and on theoretical and practical ways to reach across cultures. A glossary of terms and recommended reading resources conclude the book. Descriptors: Acculturation, Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences

Onushkin, V. (1969). Some Problems in the Planning of Higher Education in the USSR. Since 1917, the higher education system in the Soviet Union has been developing as a completely democratized system. All citizens have equal rights to education, and secondary and higher education are accessible to all citizens of the Soviet Union regardless of property, social status, nationality, sex, religion, or political convictions. Such democratization of education leads inevitably to certain problems, especially the problem of space and funds for quality education for all who might desire a higher education. Thus, careful planning is needed to anticipate the numbers of students who will wish to enroll in the higher education institutions of the Soviet Union. This document presents some guidelines and principles of educational planning as are used in Russia, and a description of the types of institutions that are now in existence and their various functions both in terms of serving students and in terms of research.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Higher Education

Nordland, Eva (1994). The International Seminar "Cooperation for Our Common Future" (Kiev, Lugansk, Sverdlovsk, Rovenki, Antratsit, Taganrog, Geya, August 27-30, 1994). Peace Education Miniprints No. 66. This report informs about an international seminar, convened by the Lugansk Regional Committee of Educators for Peace. Among the interrelated themes dealt with included: (1) the role of technology in education for a new age; (2) systems thinking; (3) education for peace and new world order; (4) international projects such as "The Peace Ribbon"; (5) support groups for communication training; and (6) education for international understanding. The seminar is part of the Project for Ecological and Cooperative Education (PEACE). About 30 people participated from the Lugansk region, Russia, Canada, the United States, Switzerland, France, and Norway. The tour visited schools and museums as they discussed the ideas of "The Ukrainian Movement Educators for Peace and Mutual Understanding."   [More]  Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Education

Apanasewicz, Nellie (1974). Education in the U.S.S.R.: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Materials, 1965-1973. This bibliography constitutes a guide to selected reference materials published in English on education in the USSR. The 347 entries, which are indexed alphabetically according to subject categories and cross-referenced, cover the period from 1965 through 1973. Some of the areas stressed are bilingual education, career education, early childhood education, and education for the handicapped. There are listings for every aspect of education in Russia, however, and for many topics related to education. Entries deal with types of schools and academies and types and levels of education ranging from pre-school through university and vocational. Other topics include curriculum and educational planning, research, development and policy. Publications concerning administration, methods and media, libraries and extra-curricular activities are also listed.   [More]  Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Curriculum

Medvedeva, N. B. (1970). Report on the Various Types of Research into Children's Literature and Children's Libraries. The major directions of scientific research in the field of library work with children, being conducted in Russia, are discussed. The results of pedagogical influence on children's reading depend greatly on the organization of the library service. Two vital problems of such library service are: the organization of a state-wide system of library services for young readers and the determination of the principles of centralization of all children's libraries. Further research in this field, for the improvement of the quality of scientific research and for attaining better results, is contingent upon the co-ordination of efforts of the library associations of many countries, and the systematic exchange of information concerning the programs and the results of the work and experiments. Such international programs would speed up the research process needed to enhance the role of the book and the library in the education and upbringing of children.   [More]  Descriptors: Books, Child Development, Childrens Literature, International Programs

Katz, Lee (1972). Participant Observations of Soviet National Planning in Education. In 1972, an education delegation of administrators in higher education visited preschool through higher education schools in Russia and Bulgaria and participated in informal seminars with directors and faculty of various institutions. In this paper one member of that delegation who visited schools in Moscow, Leningrad, and Sophia, Bulgaria discusses educational practice, planning, and trends that he observed. The paper is divided into the following sections: (1) A Frame of Reference (which identifies significant prejudices and difficulties that one encounters in attempting to understand a foreign culture during a brief visit); (2) National Planning Viewed in Context of Education Goals; (3) Perceptions of Soviet National Planning Styles; and (4) Soviet and United States Mechanisms for Implementing Change.   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Exchange, Educational Change, Educational Planning

New England Educational Assessment Project. (1970). Social Studies Student Inventory. The primary purpose of this questionnaire (administered to a large group of students in the six New England states) is to estimate the range of social perceptions held by students as a result of instruction. It is hoped that knowledge of this range of student attitudes will promote a greater understanding of the educational processes currently functioning in the New England region. The questionnaire includes groups of statements representing beliefs or feelings, and responses take the form of attitude scales reflecting degree of student agreement or disagreement. Sample statements are: "Generally speaking, men won't work hard unless they're forced to do so," and "The United States and Russia have just about nothing in common." SO 000 475, "Social Studies (teacher) Inventory," is related.   [More]  Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Evaluation, Measurement Instruments, Questionnaires

Holloway, David (1981). War, Militarism and the Soviet State. This paper surveys obstacles to disarmament in the Soviet Union, with emphasis on the role of the military tradition in Russia and the centrality of the defense sector to Soviet society. The hypothesis is that, although the role of militarism is strong, there are potential forces for demilitarization, including, for example, the friction caused by declining economic growth and an increased military burden. The vision of a socialist society held by the founders of Marxism and the makers of the Bolshevik revolution was decidedly anti-militaristic. Nevertheless, the USSR is currently one of the two most highly militarized nations in the world. The Soviet Union has amassed military power roughly comparable to that of the United States, even though its Gross National Product is only about half as large. Consequently, a higher rate of extraction of resources has been necessary, with tremendous economic, social, and political consequences. Many reasons are given to explain this military build-up, including that the military effort has been forced on the Soviet Union through the enmity of the capitalist world and that the present generation of Soviet leaders sees military power as the main guarantee of Soviet security and leadership. In spite of this military stance, however, there are developments in the Soviet Union today which suggest that a change of direction is possible. For example, the arms competition with the United States has become an important focus of dissident criticism, and Russia's destiny and the proper path of Soviet development have become topics of vigorous debate within the Soviet Union and abroad. In addition, the next generation in the Soviet Union has not been so deeply marked by war and may view military power in a different light. The conclusion is that Western governments should not foreclose, through their own policies, the possibility of Soviet moves toward disarmament and demilitarization. Descriptors: Armed Forces, Conflict, Disarmament, Foreign Countries

LaValley, Joseph F., Jr. (1969). The Vote as a Measure of Participation in American Society. Teacher and Student Manuals. The unit invites the student to consider a variety of viewpoints on what the vote means to Americans, challenging him ultimately to see it as a measure of his own political identity and of his association with or alienation from political society. After an introductory section which frames the question by looking at the role of the vote in Soviet Russia, the student is led to investigate the reasons for alienation and non-voting in the United States. A subsequent section surveys the history of the struggles for woman and Negro suffrage, asking why these groups were fighting for the vote. Designed primarily for slower learners at the high school level, the unit should interest junior high students as well. (See SO 000 161 for a listing of related documents.)   [More]  Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Civil Liberties, Democratic Values

Altbach, Philip G., Ed. (1996). The International Academic Profession: Portraits of Fourteen Countries. Special Report. This analysis of the academic profession in 14 nations was based on responses received from an international survey of nearly 20,000 college and university faculty members from Australia, Brazil, Chile, England, West Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. Data were analyzed and portraits, including more than 300 tables and charts, were prepared by researchers and scholars in the respective countries. After a foreword by Ernest L. Boyer, chapters include: "The Academic Profession in International Perspective" (Philip G. Altbach and Lionel S. Lewis); "The Australian Academic Profession" (Barry A. Sheehan and Anthony R. Welch); "The Academic Profession in Korea" (Sungho H. Lee); "The Academic Profession in Japan" (Akira Arimoto); "The Future of the Hong Kong Academic Profession" (Gerard A. Postiglione); "The Academic Profession in Brazil" (Simon Schwartzman and Elizabeth Balbachevsky); "The Chilean Academic Profession: Six Policy Issues" (Ernesto Schiefelbein); "The Mexican Academic Profession" (Manuel Gil Anton); "The American Academic Profession" (J. Eugene Haas); "The Academic Profession in England on the Eve of Structural Reform" (Oliver Fulton); "The Academic Profession in Germany (Jurgen Enders and Ulrich Teichler); "The Dutch Professoriate" (Peter A. Geurts and others); "The Academic Profession in Sweden" (Goran Blomqvist, Hans Jalling, and Karsten Lundeqvist); "The Academic Profession in Russia" (Brian L. Levin-Stankevich and Alexander Savelyev); and "The Academic Profession in Israel: Continuity and Transformation" (Michael Chen and others). Appendices include: "The International Survey of the Academic Profession, 1991-1993: Methodological Notes" (Mary Jean Whitelaw); a list of members of the research team; and a copy of the survey instrument. (Contains extensive reference notes.) Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education

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