ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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EDUCATION-Soviet School System Problems and Prospects

Soviet School System : Problems and Prospects R G Gidadhubli ON July 1; 1978, the All Union Con- gress of Teachers in the Soviet Union concluded its four day session in which 4,000 representatives of 4.5 million teachers from various parts of the country participated.1 That this Congress, held after a decade, was not just an ordinary one was evident from the fact that it was inaugurated by Leonid Brezhnev himself and that the minister of education of USSR and of union republics, eminent professors, pedagogues and social scientists actively participated in the deliberations. The CPSU sind the Soviet government reminded the teachers that "the major task of the schools in the present stage is the systematic realisation of the decisions of the XXV Congress of the CPSU about further development and perfection of people's education, increasing the effectiveness and quality of teaching, upbringing of pupils and preparing them for life and labour".3 On the academic front, Soviet achievements in education are remarkable

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