Originally published in 1995. In securing the future of any democracy, it is vital that the education service should provide an effective introduction to citizenship by means of a high quality and empowering curriculum in educational institutions organized and administered according to democratic principles. In this volume, educators with a variety of backgrounds and experience gained in educational institutions in both Russia and western countries address the question of the conception, justification and implementation of the idea of 'education for democracy'. This is the first publication to emerge from a collaboration of Russian and Western educators in recent times and is an enthralling account of education in countries with wide social, political and historical differences yet having common ground to share over the creation and management of their school systems.

chapter 1|29 pages

Introduction and Commentary

ByJudith D. Chapman, Isak D. Froumin, David N. Aspin

chapter 2|30 pages

The Conception of Democracy: A Philosophy for Democratic Education 1

ByDavid N. Aspin

chapter 3|5 pages

Background to the Reform and New Policies in Education in Russia

ByEdward E. Dneprov

chapter 4|6 pages

The New Law on Education in the Russian Federation

ByYevgenii V. Tkachenko

chapter 7|15 pages

Government Policy and Democratic Reform in the Russian Educational System

ByYelena A. Lenskaya

chapter 11|19 pages

Building Democracy in the School Setting: The Principal’s Role

ByClive Dimmock

chapter 12|18 pages

Democratic Values, Individual Rights and Personal Freedom in Education

ByMichael Herriman

chapter 13|8 pages

The Acquisition of the Democratic Experience by Children and Teachers

ByAlexander M. Tubelsky

chapter 14|11 pages

The Child’s Road to Democracy

ByIsak D. Froumin