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Kovaleva, G. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
In terms of the quality of the teaching of mathematics and the natural sciences, Russia's school students in the fourth and eighth grades rank among the top ten countries out of the fifty-nine countries taking part in the TIMSS-2007 study. For Russia, TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] is the first international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Dubin, Boris – Russian Education and Society, 2012
In this commentary, the author stresses that reading habits in Russia have changed since the Soviet era, and the more intellectual journals and magazines in particular have lost their importance. Audiences for books and magazines have fragmented, and there are fewer sources of commonly shared information and ideas than was true a few decades ago.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Age Differences, Periodicals
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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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Russian Education and Society, 2006
This article presents the dialogue from a roundtable discussion on the principles of science education in today's school held by "Pedagogika" in March 2004. Participants were as follows: from the Russian Academy of Education: V.P. Borisenkov, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, vice president of the Russian Academy of Education,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries
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Ismailov, E. E. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
Today the scientific potential of any country, its science cadres, the volume and scale of the research being conducted, the number of science centers, the quality and subject matter of the research, the level of the material and technical equipment of its research laboratories, and other aspects constitute a most important factor in ensuring…
Descriptors: National Security, Laboratories, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Shabunova, A. – Russian Education and Society, 2008
The transformations in Russian society that took place in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century led to a rapid rise in social and economic differentiation. According to official data, the income gap between the 10 percent most-well-off and the 10 percent least-well-off families (the capital coefficient) rose to 14.8 times in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cohort Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Social Change
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Kovalenko, A. – Russian Education and Society, 2006
Issues relating to the organization of the process of education via the network system is being discussed vigorously among specialists in the field of social economic theory and economic sociology. An example of network education is seen in the network of affiliates and branch offices of institutions of higher learning. This journal has already…
Descriptors: Business, School Administration, School Effectiveness, Compliance (Legal)
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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
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Russian Education and Society, 2004
On June 14, 2002 this journal [Pedagogika] held a roundtable, based in the Nizhnii Tagil State Pedagogical Institute, to discuss the problem of "The Schoolbook in the System of Sources of Knowledge and Means of Training Schoolteachers." The roundtable was conducted by Prof. V.P. Borisenkov, doctor of pedagogical sciences and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Education, Textbook Research, Instruction
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Sokolov, A. V. – Russian Education and Society, 2006
Post-Soviet young people are said to be "scornful of ordinary, diligent labor, greedy for easy wealth, and massively antipatriotic." Social scientist A. S. Panarin observes that the demoralization and disorientation of the younger generation are not subject to doubt. Proceeding on the assumption that having a trusting and frank dialogue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, College Students, Student Behavior
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Martynova, E. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2005
Experience in teaching handicapped students at Cheliabinsk State University shows that the effectiveness of the work depends on how fully the systemic approach is realized in it. In this article, the author traces the history of the development of the system from its formation. The author discusses the different systems for teaching, from using a…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, College Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education
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Gainer, M. L.; Ashkinazi, L. A. – Russian Education and Society, 1995
Reports on the reading interests of 450 Russian secondary school graduates enrolled in a mathematics and physics-oriented technical school in Moscow. Finds that students' interests changed during two periods in recent Russian history: (1) 1988-1990--the perestroika period; and (2) 1991-1992--the "market" period. (CFR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Individual Development, Mathematics
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Sarantsev, G. I. – Russian Education and Society, 1999
Focuses on higher pedagogical education in Russia addressing the lack of specialized literature, reduction in classroom hours devoted to specialized and methodological disciplines, and lack of faculties for upgrading qualification. Discusses humanization, humanitarization, and standardization of education. Believes that the plan to reform higher…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Improvement