The Kremlin and the Schoolhouse

Reforming Education in Soviet Russia, 1917-1931

by Larry E. Holmes

Published by: Indiana University Press

232 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253328472
  • Published: December 1991


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" . . . an exciting, first-rate contribution to our understanding of Soviet history on several levels . . . and the relationship between tsarist and Soviet educational policies and practices." —Ben Eklof

"Larry E. Holmes' book is a fine, expert study of a difficult topic." —The Historian

" . . . this first-rate work definitely points the way toward a new understanding of the Soviet Union in the 1920s." —Journal of Modern History

" . . . a succinct and original study of early Soviet education and an engaging disaggregation of the convoluted relations among ideology, politics, and social reality in a revolutionary society . . . This well-researched, innovative, and insightful study is required reading for any serious student of early Soviet history." —The Russian Review

". . . elegantly written, a pithy fast paced, and intersting book . . ." —East West Education

Larry Holmes examines Soviet school policy from 1917 to 1931 in its ideological, political, institutional, and social dimensions.