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ERIC Number: EJ930540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Teaching about the Moral Lessons of World War II and How to Integrate This into the Educational System
Bykov, A. K.; Liuban, T. N.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n5 p75-84 May 2011
The Ninth of May 2010 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Day of Victory in the Great War for the Fatherland (World War II). Although so much time has passed, the moral asset of this historical event remains large. The Russian people perceive this victory as a heroic symbol of the whole Fatherland, and its results and consequences are considered an outstanding event in the history of their country and the whole world. There are both objective and subjective circumstances at the basis of people's special perception of the Victory. The experience of that achievement constitutes the source of the spiritual, social, cultural, substantive, and practical heritage of the heroic history of Russia. This heritage also brings out and supports the traditions and ideals that enable the past to be transformed into the present and to pass on its goals, values, moral principles, and mobilizing resources to new generations. From the subjective point of view, it relates to the history of each family and involves the patriotism that is genetically inherent in the people. Objectively, the Victory in the Great War for the Fatherland serves in the function of social memory; it contains the value basis of the upbringing of the rising generation. Teaching Russian students about the deeds of heroism during Russia's Great War for the Fatherland (World War II) will instill a greater sense of patriotism and faith in Russia's future. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia