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ERIC Number: EJ748457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
A Pedagogical Chernobyl: Can It Be Overcome in the Next Few Years?
Martynov, Ivan
Russian Education and Society, v46 n9 p6-15 Sep 2004
In this article, the author examines the effects of "pedagogical Chernobyl" in Belarus schools, which stem from the Soviet model, that carry the same defects and shortcomings as the schools of Russia, and the deterioration of the state of health of their children and adolescents. Furthermore, he evaluates the sizes of schoolbooks, in the primary grades, as well as the size of the frequency vocabulary, which includes hundreds of new terms, that creates a large impact in the development of student learning. The author concludes that school reforms of the last few decades have become divorced from education's national roots and the very rich experience of past generations, which is why they are doomed to fail. This is why people will not be able in the next few years to overcome the consequences of the "pedagogical Chernobyl" that the societies of the former Soviet Union and the countries of the "near abroad" confront. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belarus; Russia