Bibliography: Russia (page 126 of 140)

This bibliography is independently curated for the Russia is NOT the Enemy website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Bloomington. Russian and East European Inst. Indiana Univ, Steve Jackstadt, John E. Weakland, Gary A. Woodill, Matti Huovinen, Paul H. Williams, Lee Huskey, Ernest L. Boyer, Inc. Education and Resources Group, and Atlanta Cable News Network.

Williams, Paul H. (1997). Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space. A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Life Sciences. Grades 6-12. The Collaborative Ukrainian Experiment (CUE) was a joint mission between the United States and the Ukraine (Russia) whose projects were designed to address specific questions about prior plant science microgravity experiments. The education project that grew out of this, Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space (TSIPS), involved teachers and students in both countries. The lessons in this guide are designed to engage students in the fascination of space biology through plant investigations. In the activities included, students grow AstroPlants through a life cycle and in the process become acquainted with germination, orientation, growth, flowering, pollination, fertilization, embryogenesis, and seed development. Activities involve making careful observations, measuring and recording data, and displaying data to make analyses. The data provide students with a better understanding of what is "normal" development in AstroPlants, and serve as the basis for comparison with data taken by the CUE investigators to help determine what developmental effects during plant reproduction are affected by microgravity. Contains 38 references including world wide web sites.   [More]  Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Berg, Martha L. (1992). International Holidays and Observances. A Resource Guide for English-as-a-Second-Language Teachers. Teachers in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Program of Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services have recognized the need to foster intercultural awareness and understanding as well as language learning in their classrooms. Discussion of cultural traditions and holiday celebrations in the countries of origin of Central Pennsylvania ESL students may be one way to foster appreciation of diversity and recognition of common experiences and values on the part of these students. This booklet uses holidays and traditional observances in five countries (Eritrea, India, Mexico, Russia, and Vietnam) as instructional material for ESL classes. Each section begins with a fact sheet and map, giving basic information on population, geography, and major holidays; those described in this booklet are marked with an asterisk. Information on holiday celebrations was obtained primarily from current ESL students. Teachers may use the lessons as a springboard to encourage discussion and interaction among ESL students from different cultures and backgrounds. The exercises that accompany the lessons are designed for beginning and intermediate ESL students.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)

Huovinen, Matti (1996). A Study of the Basic Needs of the Mentally Handicapped in the Segezha District. This report discusses a study of the characteristics and needs of children with mental retardation in the Segezha district in the Republic of Carelia in Russia. A training program for professionals and parents of children with mental retardation is also described. As a background for the study, statistical information regarding the populations' social status and health is discussed in Chapters 2-5. Information about the district is compared to similar statistics from Kainuu, Finland. In Chapters 6-9 the regulations concerning the care of people with disabilities in Carelia as well as the services currently available are reviewed. Chapter 10 focuses on the 154 children (0-16) with disabilities residing in Carelia. The study reviews the number of children living at home, the level of development and age of the children, services provided to the children, the tuition of children living in institutions, and family characteristics. Chapter 11 describes the training of the authorities responsible for children with disabilities in Segezha, as well as the training of the children's parents. General recommendations for changes in the care of individuals with disabilities in Segezha are presented in Chapter 12. Appendices include additional statistical information about the Segezha district. (Contains 10 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries

Chepaitis, Elia (1997). Taking the Show on the Road: The Multiple Rewards of Teaching Information Systems Abroad. This paper discusses the multiple rewards of teaching information systems (IS) abroad, drawing on the experience of an IS professor who has been awarded three Fulbright scholarships in the 1990s. The author draws extensively upon personal experiences in Russia to illustrate the challenges and benefits of teaching in foreign institutions. The impact of the experience is discussed in these areas: course content, curriculum development, economic development, research, and professional development. The opportunities and incentives to teach information systems abroad have increased significantly in the 1990s, particularly in emerging economies, where the need for IS faculty is critical. Although information systems have "gone global" in practice, few positions are reserved for IS faculty in prestigious educational and research exchange programs, in contrast with fields such as economics, business administration, and marketing. Often IS faculty must locate programs and host institutions, and solicit and submit invitations to teach to grantors such as the U.S. Information Agency. The need for IS faculty, particularly in emerging economies, is critical. Continuous reexamination of scope and mission is symptomatic of a healthy, vibrant discipline. Work in societies which are self-consciously engaged in historic geopolitical and socio-economic transition offers irreplaceable experience for insights and creative solutions which are impossible at arms length. A list of research subjects is included to illustrate the panoply of resources available for IS practitioners and educators. (Contains 24 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: College Faculty, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Development

Grotberg, Edith H. (1995). The International Resilience Project: Research and Application. The International Resilience Project was launched to determine the role of parents, teachers, other adults and children themselves in promoting resilience in children. In this study, 589 children and their families or caregivers participated; most children were 9-11 years old, with children ages birth to 6 years represented also. Subjects reported from Lithuania, Russia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Hungary, Taiwan, Namibia, Sudan, Canada, South Africa, and Japan. Subjects responded to situations of adversity or described a personal experience of adversity that involved the target child. Findings indicated that adults promote more resilience than children, and older children promote more resilience than younger children, suggesting that resilience promotion depends more on the behavior of parents and adults for children age 6 and under, while children ages 9-11 do as much to promote their own resilience as adults. The most frequently used resilience factors or features included (external support) trusting relationships, structure and rules at home, and encouragement of autonomy; (internal support) autonomy, sense of being lovable, and locus of control; and (social support) communication and problem solving. These features were distilled into a vocabulary of resilience: "I Have…" (external); "I Am…" (internal); and "I Can…" (social). A guide was subsequently developed to help those working with children and families incorporate resilience into their work. The guide includes age-appropriate activities and examples from research.   [More]  Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Coping

Rust, Val D. (1992). Nonequilibrium Theory: Implications for Educational Systems Undergoing Radical Change in Eastern Europe. The change processes involving schools that are currently experiencing turbulent social reconstruction in eastern Europe are examined in this paper, which calls for the development of a new paradigm for social change. The first section describes recent educational reform activities and their flaws in three eastern European countries–Russia, Estonia, and East Germany. Limitations of structuralist and Marxist/Leninist theories are discussed next, both of which assume the inherent equilibrium of the social structure. A new paradigm for understanding social and institutional change, based on the concept of dynamic systems, is advocated. The paradigm, based on the "self-organizing" capacity of all open systems, is founded on the concepts of: (1) open systems with respect to the exchange of resources and information; (2) the necessary state of disequilibrium for alive systems; and (3) the autocatalytic characteristics of the forces for development. The next section relates these theoretical concepts to events observed in fieldwork conducted in East Germany at the time of the Berlin wall's demise. Support activities are suggested for the Russian central ministry for the self-organizing transformation of schools. A conclusion is that research should reflect a view of schools as active, changing, and undergoing continual renewal. (19 references)   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education

Pehkonen, Erkki (1995). Pupils' View of Mathematics: Initial Report for an International Comparison Project. Research Report 152. This report describes the theoretical background of an international comparison project on pupils' mathematical beliefs and outlines its realization. The first chapter briefly discusses problems with the underlying concepts of "belief" and "conception." The central concept, view of mathematics, is introduced in the second chapter. The meaning of beliefs for pupils' learning is also considered in detail and some research results presented. The third chapter addresses the issue of international comparison. The fourth chapter is devoted to the description of research design and plans for its realization. The last chapter provides an overview of the state of the research project, the pilot study in two stages, and the main study. The project is currently still in the first stage of the pilot study, i.e., the preliminary data has been gathered using a questionnaire from 10 countries including Australia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States with 200 pupils in each. Some preliminary results from the five country comparison are also discussed. Contains 77 references.   [More]  Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education

Education and Resources Group, Inc., Chelsea, MA. Roger Lang Clearinghouse for Circumpolar Education. (1992). The Whole Pole Catalogue of Exemplary Programs in Circumpolar Education. 1992-3 Edition. This catalog identifies exemplary educational programs endorsed by the Roger Lang Clearinghouse for Circumpolar Education. The Clearinghouse was established in 1989 to promote local control of Native education in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Major challenges facing communities, educators, and researchers in the Arctic include: developing genuine culture-based materials; redefining the goals of schooling; developing new materials and programs; conducting research pertaining to instruction in traditional Native sciences; correcting deficiencies in science and math education; translating research by Arctic scientists into materials for school and community use; and identifying additional funding. This catalog describes 28 programs developed by teachers and administrators in elementary, junior high, and secondary science; elementary and secondary interdisciplinary programs; cultural education programs; teacher education programs; and programs involving educational evaluation and school district reorganization. Each profile includes grade level and contact information. Also included is information on library and other instructional resources related to circumpolar education, criteria for exemplary programs and a program nomination form, and a Clearinghouse publication order form.   [More]  Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Canada Natives

Patrick, John J., Ed.; Weakland, John E., Ed. (1997). International Partnerships for Civic Education and Democracy, International Journal of Social Education. This theme issue of "The International Journal of Social Education" contains 11 articles all concerned with efforts to promote civic education in post-communist countries, particularly former Soviet-Bloc nations, including Latvia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Described are international partnerships for civic education and democratic citizenship that have developed. One prominent example is Civitas: An International Civic Education Exchange Program, which is funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the United States Department of Education. Among the major articles are: (1) "Civic Education and the Advancement of Democracy in Latvia" (John J. Patrick; Valts Sarma); (2) "Civitas: An International Civic Education Exchange Program" (Charles N. Quigley; John N. Hoar); (3) "Education for Democratic Citizenship in Poland" (Richard C. Remy; Jacek Strzemieczny); (4) "Implementing New Civic Education Programs in Indiana and Post-Communist Countries" (Robert S. Leming; Thomas S. Vontz). This collection of articles expresses a global mission, shared by the U.S. contributors with their partners abroad, to act together to spread commonly desired blessings of liberty as extensively as possible among the diverse peoples of the world.   [More]  Descriptors: Capitalism, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties

Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Russian and East European Inst. (1993). Resource Guide to Teaching Aids in Russian and East European Studies. Revised. This document contains an annotated listing of instructional aids for Russian and East European studies that are available for loan or rent from Indiana University (Bloomington). The materials are divided into nine sections: (1) slide programs; (2) filmstrips available from the Indiana University (IU) Russian and East European Institute; (3) audio cassettes; (4) books, teaching aids, and video kits; (5) films and videotapes available through the IU Russian and East European Institute; (6) a Russian and East European Institute (REEI) order form for obtaining materials from the REEI; (7) films and videotapes from the IU Audio-Visual Center; (8) an IU order form for obtaining films from the IU Audio-Visual Center; and (9) films, videotapes, and slides that are available from the IU Polish Studies Center. The first section on slide programs includes 5 on Eastern Europe and 9 on Russia and the Soviet successor states. The second grouping, filmstrips from IU REEI, lists 9 sound filmstrips and an additional section of Russian captioned filmstrips produced in the Soviet Union. These selections include five on contemporary life, five on artists, four on authors, two on art museums, six on other museums and monuments, and six of elementary school children's stories. The list of materials available from the IU Audio-Visual Center includes rental prices, descriptions, recommended grade levels, and approximate showing times for each item.   [More]  Descriptors: Area Studies, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, European History

Woodill, Gary A., Ed.; And Others (1992). International Handbook of Early Childhood Education. The first of two introductory essays in this handbook presents a historical perspective on international early childhood education; the second provides a cross-national analysis of themes in late 20th century child care and early education. The bulk of the document consists of essays that review early childhood, preschool, primary, or elementary education in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Yemen. Topics discussed in these essays include curriculum, teacher education, parent involvement and education, the historical background of education, special needs children, day care, school organization, and educational theories and philosophy. Most of the essays contain a reference list. The book itself contains a bibliography of approximately 300 works in English that present an overview of early childhood education in a particular country or compare early childhood education in two or more countries. Descriptors: Curriculum, Day Care, Developed Nations, Developing Nations

Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. (1995). CNN Newsroom Guides: April 3-28, 1995. These classroom guides for the daily Cable News Network (CNN) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guide include: (1) reckless driving, hearing impairment, ancient to modern cities, ethnocracies, cars and automakers, U.S. House of Representatives' first 100 days, roaches, GOP tax cut plan, media coverage of persons with disabilities, closed-captioning (April 3-7); (2) impact of technological advances, Peru, Russia and Ukraine; Vietnam War, balance of trade, nature and the poet, human vision and medical technology, the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and cultural icons (April 10-14); (3) ultrasound and its applications, the third nuclear age, Taiwan broadcasting, censorship, single-sex classrooms, presidential press conference, guide to government agencies, the Oklahoma City bombing and public knowledge, a news database, events that changed the world, and combating terrorism (April 17-21) and; (4) planning a trek, Oklahoma city bombing (How has it affected me?), small businesses of immigrants, Vietnam in the 20th Century, science pioneers, Oklahoma City and what to tell kids, and Oklahoma City: fact vs. rumor (April 24-28).   [More]  Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)

Boyer, Ernest L.; And Others (1994). The Academic Profession: An International Perspective. A Special Report. This report examines the results of an international study of higher education systems, based on surveys of approximately 1,000 faculty in each of the following nations: United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Israel, and Australia. Findings are organized around seven major themes: the profile of the professoriate, access to higher education, professional activities, working conditions of faculty, governance in the academy, higher education and society, and the international dimensions of academic life. Results indicated that: (1) the majority of faculty worldwide are male and middle-aged; (2) most faculty believe that higher education should be available to everyone who meets the minimum qualifications, but admission standards should not be lowered to admit disadvantaged students; (3) students currently enrolled are ill-prepared in language and math skills; (4) the majority of professors in several countries reported their interests lie primarily in teaching, while the majority in other countries preferred research; (5) in almost all countries, a strong record of successful research is important for faculty advancement; (6) professors reported a high sense of satisfaction with their intellectual lives, the courses they teach, and their relationships with colleagues, but are concerned about salaries; (7) faculty felt that academic freedom was protected nationally, but sometimes not supported by campus administrators; (8) professors felt an obligation to apply their knowledge to social problems; and (9) connections with scholars in other countries were seen as very important. Seventy figures illustrate survey findings. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty

Jackstadt, Steve; Huskey, Lee (1990). Adventures in the Alaska Economy. This publication was developed to increase students' understanding of basic economic concepts and the historical development of Alaska's economy. Comics depict major historical events as they occurred, but specific characters are fictionalized. Each of nine episodes is accompanied by several pages of explanatory text, which enlarges on the episode and introduces economic concepts. Episodes portray: (1) the precontact lives of the Aleuts and other Alaska Natives, their use of natural resources, the hunting of sea mammals, and first contact with Russian fur traders; (2) expansion of the fur trade as the Russians hired Aleut hunters, attacks by the Tlingits as hunters moved into their territory, the founding of Sitka and subsequent battles, and the depletion of fur-bearing animals; (3) Yankee whalers and commercial whaling in the Bering Sea; (4) shipping Alaskan ice to California, and the sale of Alaska from Russia to the United States; (5) the impact of the Klondike gold rush, and the growth of gold mining in Alaska; (6) salmon fishing and canneries, and the arrival of Chinese immigrant labor; (7) construction of the Alaska Railroad; (8) Alaska's role in World War II, and the subsequent economic boom; and (9) passage of statehood. This publication contains 33 references. Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Culture Contact, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education

Byrnes, Robert F. (1982). Awakening American Education to the World: The Role of Archibald Cary Coolidge, 1866-1928. The beginnings of research and instruction in American higher education concerning foreign countries and cultures are described, with a focus on the career of Archibald Cary Coolidge and his contributions toward transforming Harvard University. The years between 1890 and 1930 were important to U.S. higher education and constituted an era of great change within the United States in world economic, political, and intellectual life and in international politics. Coolidge served as a teacher of undergraduates, director of graduate students, scholar, librarian, and editor. He awakened American historical scholarship and teaching to many areas of the world, but his most important contribution was founding the professional study of Russia in the United States. His ability to see the world as a whole and his writing/teaching about modern international history and relations were influential. He helped to train graduate students of history to be scholars/teachers and also expanded Harvard University's library and established a simple classification system and catalog. Attention is also directed to Coolidge's influence on the public as a writer and as editor of "Foreign Affairs", the Coolidge School for Diplomats Government Service, and the scholar's role in government. Chapter notes and a bibliography are included. Descriptors: College Instruction, College Libraries, Educational History, Foreign Countries

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