Bibliography: Russia (page 118 of 140)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized for the Russia is NOT the Enemy website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Thaddeus V. Gromada, Atlanta Cable News Network, Kathleen Parthe, Stephen P. Hueston, Paula Wisotzki, Susan Freifeld, New York Foreign Policy Association, Lubov Dolinskaya, Patricia Ann Bell, and Wilmad Kuiper.

Lawson, Edwin D.; Glushkovskaya, Irina (1994). Naming Patterns of Recent Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel. To identify patterns of first names over three generations, two samples of 100 Jewish families representing over 1,400 individuals from the former Soviet Union were interviewed. Sample 1 came mainly from Ukraine and European Russia; Sample 2 came from Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan. Individuals in the samples were born between 1886 and 1992. Both samples show that the traditional patterns of naming a child after a deceased relative is still strong, despite, some decline. Sample 1 showed a clear tendency to use a Russian name identified by the family and/or Jewish community with a Hebrew name. Sample 2 showed a greater tendency to use a Russian or Farsi name, but not one identified with a Jewish name or a deceased relative. Statistical analyses investigate patterns of occupation, level of religious participation, source of the first name (where applicable), most popular names, and most popular sources of first name. Appendixes list the names and their sources.   [More]  Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Immigrants

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. (1994). CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 14-31, 1994. These classroom guides for the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of March provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: (1) Bophuthatswana, Best Quest, language immersion, Bosnia diaries, Nepal, Japanese bowling, sport terminology, South Africa, education in Nicaragua, rent-to-own, peace in the Middle East, sign language and gorillas, Space Shuttle Columbia, careers, and monks and music (March 14-18); (2) Bosnia, Junior Achievement in Gambia, careers, satellites, empty churches in Britain, information superhighway, Italian elections, business ownership, assassination of Mexican presidential candidate, lake simulator, resurgence of poetry, and employment interviews (March 21-25); (3) smoking, AnimAction, endangered orangutans, telecommuting, violence in South Africa, women in Russia, children's soccer, unemployment in France, Bosnia, Whitewater investigation, female weightlifting, and weather (March 28-31). Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)

Paskaleva, Elena (1995). European Language Resources and the Treasury of the Computerised Russian Language Fund (a Small Project Provoking a Discussion on a Big Issue). This paper discusses inclusion of the Russian language in European language resource development. It is suggested that European initiatives to develop language resources can not afford to ignore Russian, and that there is much work to do to resolve differences in resources on the two sides of the former Iron Curtain. A 1995 project, undertaken by organizations in Russia, Germany, and Bulgaria, was designed to make use of the 10,000 vocabulary entries from a Russian dictionary in two machine translation systems dealing with syntactic information and to provide software to accelerate conversion of data into an appropriate computer format. The paper provides a brief outline of this project. Finally, the status and characteristics of current Russian archival material are described.    [More]  Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Dictionaries

Dolinskaya, Lubov (1993). Plunging into a Foreign Language Without a Dictionary. This paper discusses an approach to foreign language teaching and learning that is being used to teach Russian to students at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and English to students at Moscow State University in Russia. The approach relies on an alphabetical list of nearly 4,000 cognates and semi-cognates recognizable in both languages, along with sub-lists that group words according to themes. The lists serve as both textbook and dictionary, and with accompanying activities can be used independently or as a component of a formal course of instruction. The use of cognates allows students to assimilate the target language alphabet fairly quickly. From the very first session students are introduced to large numbers of words in the target language that they are able to pronounce and remember. Examples of sub-lists and activities are presented.   [More]  Descriptors: English, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Programmed Instructional Materials

Akker, Jan van den, Ed.; Kuiper, Wilmad, Ed. (1994). European Research on Curriculum: Book of Summaries of the European Conference on Curriculum (1st, Enschede, The Netherlands, August 31-September 2, 1994). This book contains summaries of the presentations delivered at the first European Conference on Curriculum. Sponsored by the European Curriculum Researchers Network (ECUNET), the conference aimed to offer researchers an opportunity to present their findings and discuss them with research colleagues and other professionals interested in curriculum improvement. The book contains summaries from two sessions that review curriculum research and development in the following countries–England, Germany, The Netherlands, Israel, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Summaries of presentations on the following themes are also provided: curriculum implementation; mother-tongue curriculum; curriculum assessment and student outcomes; curriculum innovation and textbook development; curriculum development in different contexts; curriculum evaluation; quality assurance in assessment of student outcomes; curriculum policy; curriculum improvement and teacher development; and science and mathematics teacher professional development in Southern Africa.   [More]  Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment

Bell, Patricia Ann (1988). Early Childhood Education: Teacher Behavior from a Cross Cultural Perspective: Further Observations. Reported are conclusions from the continuation of an investigation into cross-cultural aspects of education of children of 3-8 years of age. Discussion focuses on educational practices in Australia, Austria, India, Russia, and Zimbabwe. Topics include teacher actions and verbalizations, and school organization and administration. Teacher actions are discussed in terms of behavior toward individuals, small groups, large groups or whole classes, and teacher demonstrations of lesson content. The material on teacher verbalization focuses on such behavior as contributing bodily presence, responding to requests of children, elaborating on information already given, asking children to respond, and intervening to help students give the desired response. Concluding discussion includes notes on organization and administration, specifically pupil-teacher ratio, teacher and in-service training, and financial support. Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices

Parthe, Kathleen (1991). Village Prose in the 1980s: Rewriting and Rereading Literary History. Russian Village Prose began in the 1950s with articles critical of the way collective farms were being managed and developed into an insider's view of rural life and a celebration of the values and rituals of traditional rural Russia. It represented a new approach to rural themes and characters and a return to literature of high aesthetic quality after several decades of Socialist Realism. This paper examines why Village Prose had run its course by 1980 and discusses ways in which Village Prose and the Village Prose writers have taken part in the rewriting and rereading of literary history in the 1980s. Several authors are cited. It is noted that although the Village Prose period is over, not all the Village Prose written in past decades has yet been published. In any case, the past achievements have permanently enriched contemporary Russian literature. Contains 27 references.   [More]  Descriptors: Authors, Foreign Countries, Literary Criticism, Rural Areas

Flora, Sherrill B. (1993). Multicultural Mini-Units. Elementary. The teaching mini-units in this teacher's guide are designed for use with elementary level students. Thematic study units are given for each of the following countries or continents: Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Experimental activities encourage children to learn about different holiday customs, cultural traditions, art, music, food, language, and lifeways. Each unit begins with a map of the country/continent and some geographical information. Mapping activities are meant to introduce students to the area being studied, become familiar with geography, and develop beginning map skills. Teacher research information is given, followed by suggested student activities. Some reproducible student pages and patterns are provided. Descriptors: Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education

Gromada, Thaddeus V. (1989). The New Jersey Governor's Commission on Eastern European and Captive Nation History Report. This document is the report of a commission appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to examine the status of Eastern European studies in the state's public schools. The commission surveyed the state's secondary schools and found that the Eastern European region outside of Russia was given very little attention. As its main focus, the commission appraised and evaluated 17 textbooks as to their treatment of Eastern Europe. From its analysis, the commission concluded that inadequate and inaccurate coverage was given to the history and culture of Eastern Europe. The commission made 12 recommendations based on its evaluation, including the creation of state guidelines emphasizing the importance of the Eastern European region, making grants available for the development of curriculum materials and other educational resources, and providing teacher training to give sufficient attention to the history and culture of Eastern Europe. The appendixes include a list of the textbooks examined and the survey instrument.   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, European History

Wisotzki, Paula; Freifeld, Susan (1990). Kazimir Malevich Teaching Packet. The resources of this packet provide an overview of the career of Kazimir Malevich, (1878-1935), a Russian painter from Kiev (Ukraine) and a leader in geometric abstraction who developed a style called "Suprematism." Influences on and innovations of Malevich's art are examined, and his art is related to the historical and cultural context in Russia during the early decades of the 20th century. The guide accompanies 20 colored slides that are reproduced as black and white in the text. Contextual information, discussion questions and student activities are given for each slide reproduction. The guide concludes with a time line, time line discussion questions and activities, and a bibliography. A second booklet provides extensive information on the life and times of Malevich, gives excepts from historic writings about the artist, and includes an annotated chronology of his life, a description of "Malevich's Teaching Charts," and suggested readings. Six study prints are given.   [More]  Descriptors: Art, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History

Hueston, Stephen P. (1983). Bolshevik Revolution. Suitable for use in a high school social studies course, this class game simulates the political interaction and general unrest in the nine-month period following the death of Tsar Nicholas II in Russia in 1917. Eight class groups take the roles of the leaders of the following political factions: the bourgeoisie, nobility, Socialist revolutionaries, Mensheviks, moderate Bolsheviks, radical Bolsheviks, the army, and the navy. Each group begins with a number of power points, ranging from 200 for the bourgeoisie to 20 for the navy. In each of 9 rounds of play, representing the 9 months of action, 8 operations are performed as follows: election of ministers, organization of government, confidence vote, determination of number of dissidents, reform legislation, reductions of Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries, riots of workers and peasants, and influence of other dissidents. Each of these operations is described in detail and the point award system for determining winning groups is explained. Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational Games, High Schools, Instructional Materials

Liu, Andy (1993). International Mathematics Tournament of the Towns. The International Mathematics Tournament of the Towns is a mathematics competition for junior and senior high school students all over the world. The tournament began in 1980 in the former Soviet Union. Participants write contest papers locally, with emphasis on solving within a very generous time allowance a small number of interesting problems. The tournament does not offer prizes, in order to de-emphasize its competitive aspect, though diplomas, certificates, and books are distributed to deserving participants. Supplementary activities include a year-round correspondence school and a summer school in Russia. A description of a participant at the summer school, which was hosted by the Beloretsk Computer School, is appended. Three of the problems proposed at the summer school are included. A selection of 50 problems from the tournaments for junior high students is also appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Competition, Correspondence Study, Foreign Countries

Morrison, Doreen, Comp. (1990). Archaeology: A Guide to Reference Sources. This bibliographic guide lists reference sources available at McGill University for research in prehistory and non-classical archaeology. No exclusively biographical sources have been included, but many of the encyclopedias and handbooks contain biographical information and are annotated accordingly. Titles are listed in the following categories: (1) bibliographic guides (2 items); (2) directories (museums and societies, 5 items); (3) encyclopedias and topical dictionaries (12 items); (4) language dictionaries (3 items); (5) atlases (7 items); (6) guides, manuals, and surveys (14 items); and (7) bibliographies (34 items). Titles of works are given in the language of publication, but the annotations are in English. Entries contain listings from the following countries and regions: Africa, America, Central Asia, China, Egypt, Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, the Orient, Russia, and South and Southwest Asia. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Archaeology, College Libraries, Foreign Countries

Hibbs, Sharon, Ed. (1997). Let's Celebrate! A World of Healthy Foods. Second Edition. This guide was developed to help students in West Virginia learn healthy eating habits and attitudes, primarily by preparing and eating food. The guide suggests activities, recipes and resources to help students: (1) enjoy a variety of nutritious foods; (2) feel competent about trying unfamiliar foods; (3) understand cultural influences on food preferences and eating habits; and (4) appreciate the similarity and diversity of the world's peoples. The guide is divided into eight sections representing major cultural regions of the world: Latin America, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa south of the Sahara, Russia and Eurasia, East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Australia and Oceania. Each section presents classroom and nutrition ideas, classroom and cafeteria recipes, and a discussion of the food pyramid. The guide's appendix contains West Virginia state nutrition standards for schools, dietary and food pyramid guidelines, a 92-item bibliography, and a 13-item resource list. Descriptors: African Culture, Children, Cultural Differences, Dining Facilities

Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY. (1995). Great Decisions [and] Teacher's Guide. 1995 Edition. This publication's lead article features the United Nations' (UN) 50th anniversary, examining how effective the UN has been since it superceded the League of Nations, how the UN has grown, and how well it has supported peacekeeping operations and humanitarian policies in the world. Other topics for discussion included in this volume are: nuclear proliferation; Russia and its neighbors; The Middle East; global finance; China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and U.S. challenges toward them; an end to open doors in immigration; and promoting democracy. Opinion ballots covering the eight different topics are presented along with the results of 35,003 opinion ballots received by the Foreign Policy Association as of June 30, 1994. An index to Great Decisions topics from 1984 through 1994 is also included. The teacher's guide offers activities and lesson plans, including five handout master sheets, coordinated with the topics presented in the document.   [More]  Descriptors: Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Approach

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