ERIC Number: EJ711920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Section on International Education--What We Can Learn from Russia's Schools
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n8 p627 Apr 2005
Russia's educational system has been successful in producing graduates who excel in mathematics, the sciences, and foreign languages, but these are not the only areas that we might look to as models. Russian and American cultures and educational practices differ in significant ways, and not all of the practices described here would be workable in our system. Not all the practices Ms. Post describes here could be adopted directly by American schools. But, with modifications, many are worth considering. This article proposes that educators look at several aspects of Russia's schools and consider how they may be adapted for use in America. Several features of Russian schools are described and a rationale for the consideration of each idea is included. Russians have already borrowed some of the good practices in American Schools, perhaps we could modify and use some of theirs.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Teaching Methods, Discipline, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Education, Scheduling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia