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ERIC Number: EJ908066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Upper-Grade Students' Attitudes toward Social Problems
Pashkevich, A. V.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n1 p79-87 Jan 2011
Russian society finds itself in a state of dynamic transformation. It is developing intensively and becoming more complex in its structure against the background of an increasing diversity of cultures and forms of interaction among people, along with economic differentiation, national and religious differences, and so on. These factors give rise to social problems, social tension, and various kinds of confrontation. It is important to know the public's opinion about these problems and phenomena that have such an influence on people's value guidelines, views, and sense of social well-being. It is of particular interest to study the attitudes of young people in school, in particular upper-grade students, their attitudes toward solutions to social problems and the social changes that these solutions can lead to. The empirical material for the analysis consisted of primary data from a sociological survey, on a nationwide scale, of upper-grade school students (404 questionnaires), that was carried out in 2005 by the Memorial Center in a number of cities and in rural areas among students in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades. The author studied the students' opinions only on the basis of the portion of their sample aggregate of Russian Federation oblasts. Survey data on students show that they have widely differing views of how Russian social problems should be dealt with. The author presents a classification of attitudes that serves as the basis of students' key convictions and ideas about ways to solve social problems and overcome social tension, their ideas about instruments for achieving social changes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia