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ERIC Number: EJ1086934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Vospitanie and Regime Change: Teacher-Education Textbooks in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukraine
Bogachenko, Tatiana; Perry, Laura
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v45 n4 p549-562 Dec 2015
This article examines the pedagogical dimension of vospitanie, or character formation, in communist and post-communist education. It explores how vospitanie is conceptualized in two teacher-education textbooks--one from each period--in Ukraine, a post-Soviet country. Comparative analysis shows how conceptualizations of vospitanie have evolved over time and across political regimes. Instruction on vospitanie for future teachers has a comprehensive structure based on the two "pillars" of labour and the collective, with an increasing focus on democracy and humanism in the post-communist era. Even though regime change and ideological shifts led to some modifications in the conceptualization of vospitanie, this article recommends a more decentralized approach and practical instructions for teachers to ensure the concept's relevance in post-Soviet society. It also suggests that educators today could explore--and implement--some of the ideas developed in the Soviet period to improve character education within Ukraine and in other national contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine
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