The impact of Stalinism on young people: education

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  • Created on: 06-05-18 14:40

In the 1920s, education focused on ideology

  • Education was seen as crucial in building a socialist society
  • Free education was offered at all levels in co-educational schools 

Stalin felt strongly that education policy needed to change in Russia

  • An industrialising USSR needed a better-educated and skilled workforce
  • The new-style education was failing to produce the skilled workers, scientists and technicians the country needed
  • The Central Committee decided on a significant change in policy in the 1930s, introducing a more organised school structure and reverting to traditional methods of teaching and discipline

The new policy was heavily influenced by economic policy

  • Many schools became the responsibility of the collective farms or town enterprises
  • Universities were seen as…


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