ERIC Number: EJ722165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Reference Count: 23
Ethical Values in Russian Education Today: A Moral Maze
Kliucharev, Grigory; Muckle, James
Journal of Moral Education, v34 n4 p465-477 Dec 2005
In this article, the complexity or possible confusion in public attitudes to ethical issues is explored. The characteristics of the 'Soviet person' as once instilled in schoolchildren are listed and elucidated. Results of nationwide surveys of the Russian population carried out most recently in 2004 are used to illustrate the values that Russian people subscribe to today. The mass media, the world of business and the Church are seen as promulgating conflicting values, while a large majority of the population appear to believe that the State should intervene in moral education by laying down principles to be observed. The situation is fluid, in that attitudes are changing, but continuity with earlier Russian or Soviet viewpoints can often be detected. There is evidence that educators are resisting both the business ethic and the licentiousness of the mass media. Society has not yet reconciled traditional Russian community spirit with the spirit of enterprise.
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Ethical Instruction, Industry, Religion, Public Opinion, Values, Surveys, Government Role
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Identifiers - Location: Russia