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ERIC Number: ED352344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1100-3391
Updating the Theoretical Content of Teacher Preparation Pertaining to Educational Subjects: Some Recent Developments in Estonia. Reprints and Miniprints No. 754.
Krull, Edgar
Fifty years of Soviet occupation in Estonia has damaged social and economic life. One issue for further development of Estonian society is the need to reform teacher education programs. This paper outlines some of the main problems concerning the content of theoretical preparation of future teachers in educational subjects at Tartu University (Estonia) and offers some solutions for improving the present situation. The document begins with a description of the teaching of educational theory during the 1920s and 1930s when the country's status was independent. There follows a description of changes the system underwent after 1940 when Estonia became part of the Soviet Union. An example of the theoretical content inherited from the Soviet past is presented in the table of contents of a 1974 pedagogy textbook. Though the text includes foreign educational and psychological ideas, the theoretical qualities peculiar to the Soviet system of teacher training are far more persistent. Today, with independence restored, Tartu University is looking to western countries for help in renewing the teaching of pedagogics and is seeking textbooks in modern trends in educational and social psychology to be translated into the Estonian language. (LL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia; USSR