ERIC Number: ED210210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Major Quantitative Developments in the Field of Education in the East-European Socialist Countries in the 1970's.
Menyalenko, L. G.
This paper examines educational development in East-European socialist countries in the 1970's. The main emphasis is on Russia. The paper is organized topically. Topics discussed include: educational policies and plans; general principles of educational development; indicators of the levels of educational attainments; population dynamics; preschool education; primary and secondary education; vocational training; and new trends in financing. On the whole, the analyses of the development of education in these socialist countries demonstrate a wide diversity of patterns of educational policies, structures, contents, and methods. Often it appeared impossible to identify trends which would be characteristic for all the countries. In some cases the developments were going in opposite directions. Therefore, the paper includes analytical information for the entire group of countries and, where possible, by separate countries. In general, long term educational plans in socialist countries have several main objectives. The first is to help youth acquire solid scientific and technological knowledge and instill in them a deep ideological conviction. The second objective refers to the further development and improvement of the existing and the building of the new structure of the educational system. The third objective is the socioeconomic efficiency of education. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Communism, Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Preschool Education, Socialism, Technical Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Europe; USSR