Originally published in 1995. In securing the future of any democracy, it is vital that the education service should provide an effective introduction to citizenship by means of a high quality and empowering curriculum in educational institutions organized and administered according to democratic principles. In this volume, educators with a variety of backgrounds and experience gained in educational institutions in both Russia and western countries address the question of the conception, justification and implementation of the idea of 'education for democracy'. This is the first publication to emerge from a collaboration of Russian and Western educators in recent times and is an enthralling account of education in countries with wide social, political and historical differences yet having common ground to share over the creation and management of their school systems.
Table of Contents
Epigraph. 1. Introduction and Commentary Judith D. Chapman, Isak D. Froumin, David N. Aspin 2. The Conception of Democracy: A Philosophy for Democratic Education David N. Aspin 3. Background to the Reform and New Policies in Education in Russia Edward E. Dneprov 4. The New Law on Education in the Russian Federation Yevgenii V. Tkachenko 5. The Constitutional, Political and Legal Frameworks of Australian Schooling Ian Birch 6. Democratic Values in Russian Education 1955-93: An Analytical Review of the Cultural and Historical Background to Reform Alexander I. Adamsky 7. Government Policy and Democratic Reform in the Russian Educational System Yelena A. Lenskaya 8. The Structure of Democracy in Educational Settings: The Relationship between the School and the System Jeffrey F. Dunstan 9. Democracy in the School Setting: Power and Control, Costs and Benefits Brian Spicer 10. The Development of the Management and Self-government of Russian Schools and Pupils Oleg Gazman 11. Building Democracy in the School Setting: The Principal’s Role Clive Dimmock 12. Democratic Values, Individual Rights and Personal Freedom in Education Michael Herriman 13. The Acquisition of the Democratic Experience by Children and Teachers Alexander M. Tubelsky 14. The Child’s Road to Democracy Isak D. Froumin Appendix 1: The Russian Federation State System of Education. Appendix 2: The System of Education Management in Russia. Appendix 3: Russian State System of Public Education