ERIC Number: ED029793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Reforms in Mathematics Education for Secondary Schools: Historical Trends in Russian and American Education, Final Report.
Jahn, Harvey R.; Medlin, William K.
The development of educational policy in Russia during the Soviet period, 1917-1930, and the relationship of that policy to Russia's educational heritage was investigated. Analyzed was the extent to which educational policies under the new regime actually succeeded in departing from cultural patterns established in the older society. Since mathematics education is less susceptible than many other disciplines to ideological inroads, it provided a particularly good vehicle for determining the amount and quality of a key segment of cultural heritage transmitted from one generation to another. This research indicates that mathematics education has retained significant amounts of its heritage throughout the period. The probable significance of the Soviet experience for developing nations is clear: Ambitious educational borrowing from more advanced industrial countries, and bold new strokes of reform by revolutionary idealists, do not easily fit into the social and cultural context of the time and place. (RP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.