ERIC Number: ED544054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in the U.S.S.R.: Curriculums, Schools, and Statistics. Bulletin, 1963, No. 16. OE-14088
Rosen, Seymour M.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The demand for basic information on Soviet higher education continues to grow. Previous bulletins on Soviet education published by the Office of Education have either been overall surveys ("Education in the U.S.S.R.," Bulletin 1957, No. 14; "Soviet Commitment to Education," Bulletin 1959, No. 16) or studies of general elementary, secondary and teacher education ("Soviet Education Programs," Bulletin 1960, No. 17). The present study is designed to help meet the demand for more comprehensive information on Soviet higher learning, and particularly, its increasingly close alignment with Soviet national planning and economy. The Introduction provides a review of reform implementation in Soviet higher education. Part I, Soviet Curriculums in Higher Education, discusses: (1) Content and requirements; (2) Structure of curriculums--hours devoted to required courses in Communist ideology, graduate programs, production practice, university training, teacher training, medical training, and technical training; and (3) References and source materials. Part II, Schools and Statistics, addresses: (1) Planning and supervision--Republic Higher Education Authority; (2) Production of specialists--official classification of higher education specialists; and (3) Part-time higher education--correspondence institutes, plant-higher schools for technical education, status of part-time education, and analysis of Soviet statistics. Appendices include: (1) Curriculums for state universities, medical institutes, pedagogical institutes, and engineering-technical higher schools; (2) Soviet higher education statistics; (3) U.S. higher education statistics; (4) Rules for admission to higher educational institutions, U.S.S.R., 1962; (5) Rules for "Aspirantura" (graduate study), U.S.S.R., 1962; and (6) Higher educational institutions of the U.S.S.R. (Contains 25 footnotes, 43 tables, 3 charts, and 4 forms.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Required Courses, Educational Change, Graduate Study, State Universities, Surveys, Social Systems, Ideology, Political Attitudes, Teacher Education, Medical Education, Statistical Data, Engineering Education, Technical Education, Classification, Specialists, Correspondence Study, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Part Time Students, Institutes (Training Programs), Curriculum
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: USSR