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ERIC Number: EJ937235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Young People in School in a Society in Crisis
Khagurov, T. A.
Russian Education and Society, v53 n7 p65-85 Jul 2011
This article was prepared on the basis of materials from four regional survey projects conducted in Krasnodar krai in 2005 through 2009 at the behest and with the support of various municipal and regional bodies of authority: (1) "Problems of Today's Schools" (2005-6, a survey of students in the ninth through eleventh grades in twenty schools in the city of Krasnodar, their parents and teachers); (2) "Graduating Students of 2006" (2006, a survey of graduating students in the eleventh grades of twenty schools in the city of Krasnodar, their parents and teachers); (3) "Difficult Adolescents of Krasnodar Krai" (2007, interviews with students in the ninth through eleventh grades who are on the books of the police division of juvenile affairs); and (4) "The Young People of the Kuban in 2008" (2008-9, surveys and interviews with working youth and students between the ages of fifteen and twenty-six in various raions of Krasnodar krai). While these projects differed in their purposes, they included, in addition to specific sections, a common theme or set of questions regarding the youngsters': (1) way of life, structure of free time, and interests; (2) interactions with family and friends; (3) plans for the future, goals, perceptions of success and ways to achieve it; and (4) attitudes toward various forms of deviant behavior. The similarity of the methods, the wording of the questions, and the analysis of the answers make it possible to compare the results of the projects to gain a generalized idea about the interests, way of life, worldview, and values of young people (preponderantly, upper-grade students). This article presents the data and results of the research. The research shows that there are contradictions in the moral values Russian students' profess, and that they may be becoming more instrumental in the values they support. The researchers claim that this is evidence of a moral decline in Russian society. (Contains 7 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia