ERIC Number: ED027808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Educational Research Organizations and Methods, and Their Respective Influence on Secondary School Practices, in Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and the U.S.S.R. Final Report.
Johnson, William H.E.
A study conducted in Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and the U.S.S.R. reports how these countries functioned in bridging the traditional gap between the development of theoretical research in education and the achievement of the desired reforms in school policies and practices. The choice of communist dictatorships as study subjects was based on the widespread beliefs that dictatorships can effect change more rapidly and on a wider scale than a democracy and that communist countries expend enormous monetary and human resources on education. In Poland, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia research findings were based on interviews with and observations of people vital to the field of education in universities, government agencies, and secondary schools in 1967. Topics of discussion centered on published pedagogical works, aspects of teaching, and research in progress. An extensive bibliography, by country, of works related to education in these countries is included. Material based on the incompleted study conducted in 1965 on the Soviet Union appears as an appendix to the report. (CW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Field Interviews, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Observation, Policy Formation, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Research Utilization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. (Ford) International Dimensions Fund.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers: Czechoslovakia; Poland; U.S.S.R.; Yugoslavia