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ERIC Number: ED103528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 20
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The Lion and the Bear: A Children's Story for Adults.
Mills, Nicolaus
What makes the English and the Soviet educational accomplishments of recent years worth scrutinizing is their scope: they suggest that a national school system can not only strengthen the relationship between the child and his community but also can take over functions once thought of as the province of the family, which here in America, as elsewhere, frequently are left undone by the family. Systematic change, instituted by European governments concerned with educating millions of children, may now have more to teach us than brilliant individual successes. For these large-scale undertakings offer proof that a nation can undertake major improvements in its schools, and despite bureaucratic hazards and great variations within its population, make these improvements work. In this regard two of the educational systems that have the most to teach us are those of England and the Soviet Union, and we are now at a point where it makes particular sense to take a second look at the changes that have gone on in the school systems of these countries over the last decade. Of the variety of lessons that the English and the Soviet systems have to teach us, overriding them all is the degree to which the education of children, especially at the primary level and earlier, requires schools that do not isolate them from their day-to-day environment or their immediate needs. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); USSR