ERIC Number: ED098106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1959
Reference Count: N/A
Soviet Commitment to Education. Report of the First Official U.S. Education Mission to the U.S.S.R.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The Soviet view of education as a chief resource for achieving national, social, economic, cultural, and scientific objectives is reflected in this report of the first U.S. mission to the U.S.S.R. The following topics are covered: The Administrative System of Soviet Education, Nurseries and Kindergartens, Schools of General Education, Extraschool Activities, Education for the Arts, Preparation of Workers, Teacher Education, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Higher Education, and The Academy of Sciences. The report does not compare Soviet and U.S. schools because of the vast difference in objectives: theirs to educate citizens to serve the needs of the state; ours to equip students to be productive free individuals. Favorable impressions gained by the mission members include the growth and development of nurseries and kindergartens, dignity and respect between boys and girls, cooperation of industry with schools, and an emphasis on foreign language instruction. Less favorably noted are the lack of emphasis in the humanities, lack of instruction on other economic systems and societies, and other aspects of their uniform society. An appendix includes the studies required for various specialities at the Pedagogical Institutes and "Soviet Educational Reorganization for 1959-1963." (JH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum Study Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational History, Exchange Programs, Extracurricular Activities, General Education, Higher Education, Professional Education, School Role, Socialization, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: USSR