Soviet Schooling in the Second World War by John Dunstan

By John Dunstan

This can be the 1st western ebook just about wartime Soviet education. Its subject matter is decided opposed to the history of Soviet academic heritage and the occasions previous and characterising the nice Patriotic battle of 1941-45. It considers how the struggle affected the already tricky business enterprise of colleges and their formal curriculum content material, and examines their better function as socialising brokers. it is going to attract historians, educationists and all attracted to the effect of warfare on civilian populations.

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Soviet Schooling in the Second World War

This can be the 1st western e-book just about wartime Soviet education. Its subject is determined opposed to the historical past of Soviet academic heritage and the occasions previous and characterising the nice Patriotic battle of 1941-45. It considers how the warfare affected the already tricky business enterprise of colleges and their formal curriculum content material, and examines their stronger function as socialising brokers.

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A further problem was that because of the neglect of the Belorussian language under the Poles, many young Belorussians had a poor command of it. 36 Pupils also objected to the imposition of Belorussian textbooks. Young Poles had additional justification for complaint. Parental choice of language medium was determined by majority vote in the localities, but there was often strong pressure to vote for Russian or Belorussian rather than Polish. There was a ban on speaking Polish at non-Polish schools.

Only one had heard of Lermontov. As to Soviet affairs, Western Ukrainian youngsters showed considerable ignorance but avid interest. The journalist felt that the Ukrainian Narkompros should be helping pupils in their independent Imposing a System: The New Territories 27 reading and concerning itself more with Russian language study. 48 This was a Polish stance, provoked also by Soviet policy on religious instruction. The Western Ukrainians, independently minded, with no love for the Poles, nonetheless baulked at the enforced atheism.

The Russians were already in eastern Poland and had just coerced the Estonians into giving them military bases. 112 In the 1920s Lithuania had six minority groups for whom schools were provided. The only inter-war census held there, in 1923, included literacy in children aged ten to 13. 7 per cent of boys of those ages were literate. 3 per cent respectively, quite good scores despite their relatively lower status than elsewhere in the Baltic. 2 per cent occupied the middle position in the seven national groups.

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