ERIC Number: ED060279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Social'naja sreda ucascihsja i ih sansy na uspevaemost' (The Social Background of Students and Their Prospect of Success at School).
Ushinsky (K.D) State Scientific Library of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow (USSR).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the Soviet response to an IBE questionnaire. It states that various agencies of the Soviet State maintain a continuing concern about school dropouts. A number of measures have been adopted to encourage students to finish school, such as improving educational methods, caring for infirm children, helping parents create better living conditions conducive to study, stricter absence control, free transportation, boarding facilities, and organized study groups after school hours. Factory workers and farm workers enjoy equal opportunities, to the point where the education budget is 18% higher in the country than in the city, to accommodate the extra problems created in the remote rural areas. The housing situation is steadily improving, and the majority of schoolchildren do not need to work. School is usually taught in the local language. Public medical services are free for both children and adults. A number of institutions exist for the physically handicapped. Importance is attached to contact between school and family. The Soviet Government has done an enormous amount of work to create an ever improving educational system essential for the future builders of Communism. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/037) from the International Bureau of Education, Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Agricultural Laborers, Communism, Compensatory Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Education, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Social Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Ushinsky (K.D) State Scientific Library of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow (USSR).