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The Teachers of Stalinism

Policy, Practice, and Power in Soviet Schools of the 1930s

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E. Thomas Ewing

The Teachers of Stalinism: Policy, Practice, and Power in Soviet Schools of the 1930s examines Soviet primary and secondary teachers in a period of educational expansion, social transformation, and political repression. This book focuses on the professional status, classroom practices, and political experiences of teachers. Based on archival research and published materials, including personal statements, inspectors’ reports, and instructional documents, The Teachers of Stalinism explores the unique relationships among Soviet society, schools, and the state that evolved in the first decade of the Stalinist era.