Russian Education in Transition: Trends at the Primary Level

Canadian and International Education (1997) v. 26, n. 1, pp. 14-31

21 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2013

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Liudmila Guseva

University of Manitoba

Alexandra Sosnowski

University of Manitoba

Date Written: June 1, 1997

Abstract

Russian parents are investigating educational strategies aimed at accelerating learner development, encouraging self-directed learning and establishing a foundation for continuous life-long learning. Many of these ideas are realized within the framework of Leonid V. Zankov’s experimental methodology, known as the “Zankov system”. This article describes the comprehensive teaching model Zankov developed for the early years level. His model is based on the assumption that appropriate teaching methods stimulate cognitive development; it implements in the classroom the concept of the Zone of Proximal Development of L. Vygotsky. Zankov system is a comprehensive educational system for elementary school that consists of the curricula, textbooks, and the network for teachers’ training.

Keywords: elementary school, Zankov system, Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), Vygotsky

JEL Classification: l20

Suggested Citation

Guseva, Liudmila and Sosnowski, Alexandra, Russian Education in Transition: Trends at the Primary Level (June 1, 1997). Canadian and International Education (1997) v. 26, n. 1, pp. 14-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2355163

Liudmila Guseva (Contact Author)

University of Manitoba ( email )

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Alexandra Sosnowski

University of Manitoba ( email )

501 F.A. Bldg
Winnipeg R3T 5V4, Manitoba R3T 5V5
Canada

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