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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