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Soviet Education Today

reviewed by George S. Counts - 1964

coverTitle: Soviet Education Today
Author(s): Deana Levin
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Ever since Sputnik I soared into the cosmos in October, 1957, interest in Soviet education has also soared, and to unprecedented heights. The number of American educators and other citizens who have visited the land of Lenin for the purpose of viewing Soviet schools for a few days or weeks has become legion. Our press has published a plethora of books, pamphlets, and articles on the subject, and meetings of teachers and educators have kept pace with popular concern. Much of the interest and commentary has been superficial and mistaken. Consider, for instance, the view widely expressed a few years ago that the spectacular achievements of Soviet science and technology were the result of teaching physics from sixth grade of the ten-year school which now is in the process of fundamental reconstruction! Nevertheless, the radical shift in outlook is to be welcomed in view of the fact that Soviet education,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 8, 1964, p. 720-720
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2777, Date Accessed: 8/14/2020 5:58:09 PM

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