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School, Reform and Society in the New Russia


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Aims of Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 13-18
    3. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 19-30
    4. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 31-47
  4. Patterns of Change in the School System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-53
    2. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 55-78
    3. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 99-131
    4. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 132-147
    5. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 163-166
  5. Russia’s School and Its Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 169-193
  6. Epilogue

    1. Stephen L Webber
      Pages 194-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 198-252

About this book


The Russian school system should have an important role to play in the process of democratisation and the revival and modernisation of the economy in that country. Is it in a position to respond to this task? In this book an analysis is conducted of the attempts to reform the Russian school system in the 1990s, setting the progress made and problems encountered by the schools against the broader context of political, economical and social flux in Russia as a whole.


economy organization profession school teacher education teaching profession

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

About the authors

STEPHEN WEBBER is a lecturer in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of publications in the field of Russian education.

Bibliographic information


'It would be difficult to name other studies of either the Soviet or post-Soviet Russian education that would be equally broad in scope, and at the same time so consistently empirical and thoroughly documented...A landmark contribution to the study of postcommunist educational change.' - V. Karpov and E. Lisovskaia, University of West Michigan, for Comparative Education Review

'How well are Russia's schools doing, and how able is the teaching profession to deliver what is needed? Stephen Webber has done a remarkable job of helping us to make that judgement...It is the definitive account of this topic, and is likely to remain so for years to come.' - Professor Anthony Jones, Harvard University