ERIC Number: ED447017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Charting Russia's Future in the Post-Soviet Era. Teacher's Resource Book [and Student Guidebook]. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom: Choices for the 21st Century Education Project. 7th Edition.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This teacher resource text and student text are part of a continuing series on current and historical international issues, placing special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens. It examines the debate on Russia's identity from a Russian perspective in the areas of economic development, political organization, and foreign policy. At the core of the unit are three distinct directions, or Futures, for Russia in the coming years. Each Future is grounded in a clearly defined philosophy about Russia's place in the world and offers broad guidelines on fundamental public policy issues in Russia. The background reading prepares students to assess Russia's policy choices. Part 1 surveys key periods of change in Russian history, ranging from the reign of Peter the Great to the Mikhail Gorbachev era. Part 2 reviews the momentous changes that have taken place in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, focusing in particular on new political thinking, economic reform, and Russia's evolving international relations. Includes five- and three-day lesson plans. (BB)
Descriptors: Communism, Economic Development, Economics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Government (Administrative Body), International Relations, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, Social Systems, Socialism
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($15 per teacher/student set); Web site: (http://www.choices.edu).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Russia