ERIC Number: ED328709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Technical Education in Russia: Exchanging Educational Values.
Gloeckner, Gene W.; Atkinson, Jerry L.
Soviet children enter elementary school at age 6 or 7. After 4 years of elementary school with the same teacher, they enter secondary school, and after 4 years there, Soviet children earn what might be called a partial secondary certificate. They may then leave school at age 14 or 15. If a student chooses to attend a vocational school or higher-level technical school, the training lasts for 3 years with required on-the-job training. A student may also choose to continue in secondary school for 3 years and then study in a vocational school for 1 year of job-related vocational training or in an institute or university for 5 years. Teachers are prepared in pedagogical institutes. The United States can learn a great deal from the Russian educational system with regard to its emphasis on culture and its close working relationship with local industry. The Soviet system could learn from the United States' experience in demonstrating the practical use of science and mathematics and providing students with access to such tools as computers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).