ERIC Number: ED310930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Shaping Science and Math Curriculum in the Age of Glasnost: Reports from Soviet Classrooms.
Stoloff, David L.
This paper describes the changes in the science and mathematics curriculum in Soviet classrooms since the 1984 reforms and the "glasnostic" climate. The first section discusses the trends in Soviet education including the humanist, national, moral and materialistic trends. The second section examines variations in the science curriculum since the late 19th century. The third section reviews several studies observing the changes in Russian/Soviet schools. Reactions to education representing the materialistic trend with a moral and humanistic face in the mid-1980s are cited. Reactions to the changes in the science curriculum, including biology, physics, and chemistry, and the mathematics curriculum are summarized in the next two sections. Finally, some implications for American education are discussed. There are 28 references listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Education History, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Social Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: USSR