This book is crucial to understanding Russian educational reform efforts since 1984. It describes the radical reform philosophy and program first published in Teachers' Gazette in 1988, which serve as the operative legislation for all secondary schools.
1. Democracy in the Russian School: Educational Reform since 1984 2. Here's Wishing You Well, Comrade Minister! Teachers' Gazette Editor Part One: The Educational System Under Fire 3. Bureaucratic Tyranny (Must Be Eliminated from the School) 4. Faith in the Teacher: The Energy of Renewal for the School 5. Learning to Teach 6. The Yardstick of History 7. Who Will Restructure the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences and in What Direction? Part Two: The VNIK Program 8. The Fourth Reform: Polemical Notes on a History of the Present 9. A Concept of General (Secondary) Education 10. You Won't Get Anywhere on the Sidelines 11. Vseobuch: A General Secondary Education for All from Illusion to Reality 12. Dneprov's Principles 13. The Russian School: A New Era? 14. One Hundred Days, and a Lifetime 15. Power Was Dumped in Our Laps: What Happens to the Former Opposition When It Ends up in the Corridors of Power, Part Three: The Opposition in Power 16. The Attack on the Minister 17. Decree No. 1 of the President of the Russian Federation: On Priority Measures to Promote Education 18. Alternativa 19. The State of Education in Russia Today 20. The Educational System of the Russian Federation 21. The Law of the Russian Federation on Education (Draft)