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Russian Education and Society, 2007
This article presents excerpts from a debate on the report by Professor A.S. Zapesotskii, the rector of the St. Petersburg Trade Unions University of the Humanities, titled "Ensuring the Quality of Higher Humanities Education." Participants in the debate were as follows: (1)Antonina Pavlovna Beliaeva, a doctor of pedagogical sciences,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction, Humanities, Mathematics Education
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Tolstova, Iu. N. – Russian Education and Society, 2006
This article focuses on the difficulties afflicting the system of higher education as a result of the decline in the overall level of student training and the "gap between the level of education of secondary school graduates and historically established requirements of higher education in Russia." The author has been teaching sociology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Higher Education, High School Graduates
Toom, Andrei – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1993
Contrasts the author's experiences teaching mathematics in Russia and as an immigrant to the United States. The author is particularly critical of the emphasis on grades and formal records in American higher education. American education is often guilty of confusing good grades or a degree with competence. (SLD)
Descriptors: Communism, Competence, Comprehension, Cultural Differences
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Toom, Andrei – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 1993
Presents the experiences of a Russian mathematician teaching in Russian and American Universities. Topics discussed include what was taught, the importance of grades, cultural and parental factors, mathematicians' attitudes toward teaching, and some problems in elementary mathematics. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Grading, Higher Education