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ERIC Number: ED020417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-May
Pages: 1
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE SOVIET UNION, REPORT OF THE BACIE DELEGATIONS VISIT, 5-23 MAY, 1963.
PERRY, PETER
A SUMMARY OF INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRAINING INFORMATION SECURED BY A DELEGATION OF FIVE BRITISH EDUCATORS WHO VISITED 19 VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND VARIOUS LEVELS OF MINISTRIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN MOSCOW, LENINGRAD, AND TBILISC (GEORGIA) IS PRESENTED. IN 45 YEARS, THE SOVIET UNION, WITH 216 MILLION PEOPLE OF 100 DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES, HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FROM A CONSERVATIVE AND PRIMARILY ILLITERATE POPULATION TO ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE, TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES OF TODAY. THE PRIMARY MARXIST DOCTRINE THAT MATTER MUST BE CONQUERED, CONTROLLED, AND USED BY THE MIND FOR THE BENEFIT OF MAN IS CLEARLY APPARENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY IN THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION. VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR EACH OF ABOUT 8,000 CLASSIFIED CRAFTS FOLLOWS AN IDENTICAL SYLLABUS IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. TRAINING OR RETRAINING FOR NEW CRAFTS, SOMETIMES IN ANTICIPATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, IS A SIGNIFICANT FEATURE. COURSES ARE 1, 2, OR 3 YEARS IN LENGTH, AND A FINAL EXAMINATION DETERMINES THE BASIC STARTING WAGE IN THE CRAFT. THERE IS EXCEPTIONAL EMPHASIS ON OUTPUT LINKED WITH EARNINGS DEPENDING ON THE QUANTITY PRODUCED, AND MORAL PRESSURE SUCH AS DISPLAYING GRADES, MERIT AWARDS, AND FAILURES IS USED. TECHNICIANS AND FOREMAN TRAINING, CORRESPONDENCE COURSES, EDUCATION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS, FACILITIES, TEACHERS, AND WOMEN'S ROLE IN THE ECONOMY ARE DISCUSSED. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, EXTRACTS FROM GOVERNMENT LAWS, THE DELEGATION'S ITINERARY, AND RECOMMENDED READING. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $2.52 FROM BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, 26A BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD, LONDON, S.W. 1, ENGLAND. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, London (England).
Identifiers: USSR