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Soviet Youth: Some Achievements and Problems


by George Z. F. Bereday 1957

Any American educator who will reflect upon how little he knows about American education will at once realize the great difficulties attendant upon research in Soviet education. It is possible perhaps to become an expert on the educational system of New York City, or to gauge with reasonable accuracy the problems of education in Australia, which does not greatly exceed New York City in population. But education in the Soviet Union is a different matter. Here the student is awed by the expanse of territory (one-sixth of the globe) and by the size of the population (one-quarter larger than that of America). Some comfort can be derived from awareness that in spite of perplexing diversity in administration,1 the Soviet system is in fact rigidly centralized. But that is only a thin veneer which often renders obscure the endless variety of educational practices far diverging from the theoretical uniformity. Hence every honest... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 3, 1957, p. 184-184
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4481, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:49:24 AM

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