ERIC Number: ED340312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in the USSR. Monographs on Higher Education.
Savelyev, A. Y.; And Others
This monograph describes the system of higher education in the United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The preface points out that despite perestroika, two features of Soviet education persist, a high degree of unity and centralization and a close link between higher education and employers. Chapter 1, "Historical Overview," begins with 4th century origins of higher education and goes on to treat 19th and early 20th century developments as well as those of the socialist period. Chapter 2, "Higher Education in the Context of Perestroika," outlines the conflicts and changes involved in the current restructuring. Chapter 3, "Organizational Patterns and Management," reviews basic principles, pre-school education, universities, and advanced and specialized institutes. Chapter 4,"Selection of Students and Composition of Student Contingents," discusses recruitment and the student population. Chapter 5, "The Instructional and Learning Process," treats pedagogical approaches. Chapter 6, "Higher Education and Research," describes sponsorship, achievements, and student involvement. Chapter 7 is titled and discusses "Postgraduate Course Programmes, the Recruitment and Promotion of New Staff Members, and Continuing Education." Chapter 8, "The Planning and Financing of Higher Education," discusses institutional financing, salaries, and student stipends. Chapter 9, "Higher Education and Soviet International Co-operation," describes relationships with other nations. An appendix provides 15 tables of data. Included are 15 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instruction, Preschool Education, Research, School Organization
European Centre for Higher Education, 39 Stirbei Boda Street, Bucharest, Romania R-70732 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: USSR