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Volodina, Tatyana – History Teacher, 2005
Dramatic conflicts and ideological changes occurred in Russia during the past decade. They inevitably influenced Russian education, particularly history teaching. A number of problems that have arisen in history education have been identified, including the emergence of new ideological symbols, and inequalities between schools for the rich and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, History Instruction, Ideology
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Pineo, Ronn – History Teacher, 2003
Cold War historiography has undergone major changes since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. For two years (1992-1993) the principal Soviet archives fell open to scholars, and although some of the richest holdings are now once again closed, new information continues to find its way out. Moreover, critical documentary information has become…
Descriptors: Historiography, Social Science Research, World History, International Relations
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Poltorak, David I. – History Teacher, 1991
Discusses the importance of television in history and citizenship education in Soviet schools. Describes studies dealing with the effects of mass communications media on the educational process. Urges the integration of subject matter conveyed to students via television with that acquired in the classroom to foster development of theoretical…
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Citizenship Education, Creative Thinking, Current Events
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Fritz, Stephen G. – History Teacher, 1990
Examines the influence of Karl Marx's writings on Adolf Hitler, and asks whether there was a causal nexus between Russian and Nazi atrocities. Uses primary sources as a method for historical comparison. Compares Hitler's writings on antisemitism with those of Marx. (NL)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, European History, Foreign Countries, Genocide
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Daniels, Robert V. – History Teacher, 1990
Maintains the contemporary political Soviet scene poses a major intellectual challenge to Western Sovietology. Analyzes reforms of the Gorbachev era and traces the development of change and the concepts of glasnost and perestroika. Discusses recent policies, problems, and strategies. Views revolution as a prolonged process. (NL)
Descriptors: Decentralization, European History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Adams, Bruce F. – History Teacher, 1989
Suggests themes in Russian history that can be integrated into existing history, social studies, civics, or religion classes. Expounds on the following themes: agriculture and collectivization, police force and legality, Jews and dissidence, plurality and ideology, and the arms race. Provides bibliographic sources. (RW)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Bibliographies, Civics, Communism
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Medland, William J. – History Teacher, 1990
Presents a synthesis of the views of participants and counterviews of scholars concerning the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Reviews historical and analytical accounts of the crisis. Describes critical areas of conflicting interpretations by historians and participants. Includes an annotated bibliography of teaching resources. (NL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Dubovitsky, Gennady – History Teacher, 1992
Discusses U.S. studies at Russian universities. Includes the status of the field, difficulties in obtaining sources, communist interpretation of U.S. social problems resulting in methodological isolationism, and low quality of scholarship. Warns against a shift in attitude that idealizes the Western experience. Argues that changes in mentality…
Descriptors: American Studies, Communism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Rader, Ronald R. – History Teacher, 1979
Describes and evaluates specific audiovisual materials which can be used to teach Soviet history. Includes films, videotape cassettes, filmstrips, slides, photograph collections, records, and cassettes. Recommends use as aids only and emphasizes need for explanatory background. (CK)
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Documentaries
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Gaworek, N. H. – History Teacher, 1977
Observes the general use of history instruction in political socialization and presents a case study of the state-directed history program in the primary and secondary schools of the Soviet Union. Concludes that history in the Soviet Union is a partisan and dogmatic discipline, which is utilized by the government to enhance its authority and to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Oppenheim, Samuel A. – History Teacher, 1977
Outlines and evaluates a one semester interdisciplinary program in which students at California State College, Stanislaus, were taught Soviet economics, literature, geography, government, and foreign policy. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture
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Jennison, Earl W., Jr. – History Teacher, 1975
The treatment of ethnic minorities in Russian history survey textbooks is examined. (DE)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Historical Criticism, History