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

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SOVIET UNION- Reform of School Education

Reform of School Education R G Gidadhubli ON April 12, 1984 the Supreme Soviet of the USSR under the Presidentship of K U Cher- nenko approved an important document concerning school education in the country after the final form of school reform was accepted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CC of CPSU) two days earlier. The approved "Guidelines for Reform of General and Vocational Schools" was published in pravda on April, 14. The leaders of the Party and the government attach great significance to the type of education that children who are just starting school will receive since they are supposed to inherit and carry forward the legacy and objectives of the Great October Socialist Revolution at the turn of this century and at the beginning of the 21st century. Although a decision was taken in April to bring about school reform, the initiative for bringing about changes in the Soviet school system was originally taken by the late Yuri Andropov in June 1983 under whose leadership of the party and the government a draft proposal for school reform containing 40 articles grouped into 8 sections was prepared and published in Pravda on January 4, 1984 for public discussion.

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