Education: Russian Catechism

Soviet Russia spends a larger percentage of its national income on public education than any other nation. What sort of education is it? In a new book, out last week, the Russians answer for themselves. I Want to Be Like Stalin (John Day; $2) is a translation by George S. Counts and Nucia P. Lodge from an official Soviet text on teacher training—a sort of catechism of Communist right & wrong for Soviet teachers. It is as soggily written as books on pedagogy are apt to be under any form of government, but behind...

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