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Policies and Practices of Transition in Soviet Education from the Revolution to the End of Stalinism.

Byford, Andy; Jones, Polly

Authors

Polly Jones



Abstract

This essay introduces the major themes of the special issue by presenting the period between 1917 and 1953 as a time of intense yet ambiguous ‘Sovietization’ of education, a complicated era of turbulent sociohistorical ‘transition’ that cannot be reduced to massive political U‐turns and definitive shifts in educational policy. The changes that the emergent Soviet education underwent in the course of these decades were characterized by surprising overlaps and reversals across commonly accepted historical boundaries. The essay brings together and analyses the arguments put forward in the main articles of the collection, placing them in the context of the general historiography of this period.

Citation

Byford, A., & Jones, P. (2006). Policies and Practices of Transition in Soviet Education from the Revolution to the End of Stalinism. History of Education, 35(4-5), Article 419-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/00467600600713070

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2006-07
Journal History of Education
Print ISSN 0046-760X
Electronic ISSN 1464-5130
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 4-5
Article Number 419-426
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00467600600713070