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The Kremlin and the Schoolhouse : Reforming Education in Soviet Russia, 1917-1931 - Larry E. Holmes

The Kremlin and the Schoolhouse

Reforming Education in Soviet Russia, 1917-1931

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Published: 22nd December 1991
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"... an exciting, first-rate contribution to our understanding of Soviet history on several levels... and the relationship between tsarist and Soviet educational policies and practices." -- Ben Eklof

"Larry E. Holmes' book is a fine, expert study of a difficult topic." -- The Historian

"... this first-rate work definitely points the way toward a new understanding of the Soviet Union in the 1920s." -- Journal of Modern History

"... a succinct and original study of early Soviet education and an engaging disaggregation of the convoluted relations among ideology, politics, and social reality in a revolutionary society... This well-researched, innovative, and insightful study is required reading for any serious student of early Soviet history." -- The Russian Review

"... elegantly written, a pithy fast paced, and intersting book..." -- East West Education

Larry Holmes examines Soviet school policy from 1917 to 1931 in its ideological, political, institutional, and social dimensions.

Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration Introduction Part One: The Idea and the Reality, 1917-1921 I. A New School for a New Society II. In Search of a Policy III. In Search of a School and a Public IV. Narkompros under Siege Part Two: Change and Permanence in the 1920s V. NEP and the Progressive Curriculm VI. SLow History Classroom Practice VII. Teachers A Preference for the Customary VIII. The ABCOs beyond the School Part Three: Compromise, 1925-1928 IX. Policy Running After Practice X. Komsomol and the Technical Lobby XI. A Threat of Failure Part Four: Compromise Betrayed XIII. Purges and Projects, 1929-1930 XIV. Slower History XV. Policy Meets Practice, 1931 Conclusion Statistical Appendices Notes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780253328472
ISBN-10: 0253328470
Series: Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 22nd December 1991
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.59