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ERIC Number: ED543902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Soviet Commitment to Education: Report of the First Official U.S. Education Mission to the U.S.S.R. with an Analysis of Recent Educational Reforms. Bulletin, 1959, No. 16
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This is a brief report on the observations of the first official United States education mission to the U.S.S.R. The first mission was made possible by an Exchange Agreement negotiated by the U.S. Department of State and signed on January 27, 1958. The agreement authorizes exchanges in cultural, technical, and educational fields to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the Soviet Union. American members of the first exchange group spent one month, from May 8 to June 6, 1958, in the U.S.S.R. While there they conferred with Soviet educators and visited approximately 100 schools and other educational institutions. Their visit was returned by a group of nine Soviet educators in November and December 1958. Since the agreement was made there have been a number of other missions, and hundreds of books and pamphlets have been exchanged between the two countries. Most of the American books sent to the U.S.S.R. were donated by the American Textbook Publishers Institute and various educational associations. It is to be hoped that these exchanges have opened the door to a better understanding between the people of the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. Their mission had two main purposes: To lay foundation for productive cultural relations between the education agencies and institutions of the U.S.S.R. and the U.S.A. and to secure first-hand information on the operation and accomplishments of Soviet schools. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) A Nation Committed; (2) The Administrative System of Soviet Education; (3) Nurseries and Kindergartens; (4) Schools of General Education; (5) Extra school Activities; (6) Education for the Arts; (7) Preparation of Workers; (8) Teacher Education; (9) Academy of Pedagogical Sciences; (10) Higher Education; (11) The Academy of Sciences; and (12) Conclusion. Appended are: (1) Study Plans for Pedagogical Institutes; and (2) Analysis of Reforms. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 6 tables and 2 illustrations. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States; USSR