Reviews of National Policies for Education

1990-0198 (online)
1563-4914 (print)
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Reviews of National Policies for Education offer customised, in-depth analysis and advice to assist policy makers in developing and implementing education policy. Individual reviews can focus on a specific policy area, a particular level of education or a country’s entire education system. These reviews are conducted at the request of the country concerned.

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Reviews of National Policies for Education: Russian Federation 1998

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04 May 1998
9789264162860 (PDF) ;9789264160583(print)

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Education is a powerful force in building the new Russia: it can help its citizens meet the challenges of the new, emerging democratic society; develop in its labour force the talents, skills and dispositions required in the new economic and social setting; and harmonise national aims with regional concerns. The challenge to the education system in the Russian Federation is especially great because so many other social and economic systems are undergoing transition and reform simultaneously. Against the present context of fluid and uncertain conditions and significant financial constraint, school policies need to promote and support the adaptation and restructuring of curricula while reinforcing evident strengths in current provision and fostering the development of new, effective partnerships at national, regional and local levels.

This report describes the most recent trends in schooling and education policy in the Russian Federation, and analyses the education reform initiatives under way. While supporting the overall policy trends now under way, its recommendations draw attention to particular problems and share new perspectives as well as identify ways to consolidate the ongoing reforms. Recommendations are offered for education goals, access and opportunity for all; curriculum and assessment; teachers and teacher education; reforming vocational and technical education within a changing economy; and management, finance and the role of government.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Education Goals and the Transition
Chapter 2. Management and Governance
Chapter 3. Patterns and Problems of Educational Provision
Chapter 4. Curriculum, Learning Effectiveness, and Outcomes
Chapter 5. Vocational Education and Training
Chatper 6. Teachers and Teacher Training
Chapter 7. Financing the Educational System
Chapter 8. Towards Strategic Reform Measures
Annex 1. Russian Education System (graphic showing types of schools and progression through them)
Annex 2. List of Examiners

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