Originally published in 1969. British merchants first penetrated to Moscow in the early 16th century. From that time until today developments in Russia have influenced Britain in innumerable ways - sometimes unexpectedly. In this volume Professor Armytage traces this influence, showing how Tolstoy, Kropotkin and others better known for their activities in fields other than education, have, in fact, had their effect on education in Britain. The lively account of the way in which these ideas have found their way into the British system shows that recent influences have been more direct. In particular the rapid development of higher technological education owes a great deal to the Russian example.
Preface 1. Muscovy and the Merchant Marine 2. Spiritual Affairs and National Instruction 3. Polish Exiles 4. The Aftermath of the Crimean War: 1854-1867 5. Nihilism and Science 6. Ecumenical Efforts 7. Tolstoy and His English Exegetes 8. The Red Bogey : 1919-1930 9. Mediators and Interpreters 10. Whiffs of Realism: 1929-1941 11. The Second World War and After: 1941-1957 12. The Post-sputnik Era: 1957-1969 13. Conclusion
Reissuing works originally published between 1962 and 1995, this collection is made up of volumes that examine insights and data from the practises and situation in one country or area when considering educational practice elsewhere. Many important educational questions are examined from this international and comparative perspective in these volumes. Countries represented here include Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, China, France, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many of the volumes look at the whole area of comparative education and its methods and theories, while one looks at the Unesco literacy program.