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Soviet Educators on Soviet Education

reviewed by William W. Brickman 1965

coverTitle: Soviet Educators on Soviet Education
Author(s): Helen B. Redl
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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As everyone—schoolboy or otherwise— now knows, American educators were rudely awakened by the Soviet Sputnik in late 1957. This cliche has been a feature of pedagogical writing for about three-fourths of a decade. The "discovery" of Soviet education by pedagogues was paralleled by the "discovery" of Soviet Russia by the public. Although there has been an abundance of informative literature on Soviet education by American scholars prior to 1957—witness George S. Counts and Thomas Woody —such writings seemed to have been forgotten or overlooked by the army of visitors and writers on the subject since Sputnik. Dr. Fritz Redl, professor of behavioral sciences at Wayne State University, is eminently correct when he insists in the preface to the book edited by Mrs. Redl that too many writers on and visitors to the USSR have indulged in "premature generalizations." These are derived in large part, he says, from such factors as faults... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 2, 1965, p. 155-155
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2380, Date Accessed: 9/18/2018 1:43:34 PM

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