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Russian Schoolchildren and U.S. Bureaucrat Inside Russian SchoolEducation - JRL Excerpts 2009-11 -
:: All work and no study
Students have spoken out at a proposal to scrap the standard stipend and force them to work, saying it could affect their studies and spark protests ... :: High School Revamp Stirs Fears
The draft of the reform, released to a blast of patriotic fanfare last month, is stirring up sharp criticism from opponents, who fear that the new program will not educate teens but be used to brainwash them into becoming docile servants of the authorities ...
:: Request re: American University in Moscow course on US-Russia relations
"The American University in Moscow is trying to develop a joint course with the Department of World Politics at Moscow State University in the area of U.S. - Russia relations. We are looking for American professors or experts who would agree to make at least one presentation in English in the online 1-hour lecture plus Q & A format using Skype technology ..."
:: Bringing It All Back Home: Can Russia Import Some Innovation?
One of the fashionable fields of thought in recent years has been the question of how people innovate. Or, "where do good ideas come from?"

Education - JRL Excerpts 2009-10
:: Philosophers brawl in downtown Moscow
From Interfax; JRL #2009-209, Nov. 16, 2009.
:: Please Do Something: We Live in a Strange Epoch, At the Same Time Remarkably Similar to the Late Stagnation Period and Drastically Different to It, and This Is both Good and Bad
By Alexander Arkhangelsky, from Russia Profile; JRL #2009-199, Oct. 29, 2009.
:: Medvedev Calls for an Intellectual Breakthrough as Russian Education Declines
By Yuri Zarakhovich, from The Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor; JRL 2009-190, Oct. 15, 2009.:: Skolkovo Students Seek Connections
By Nadia Popova, from The Moscow Times; JRL 2009-174, Sept. 21, 2009.
:: HISTORY (AGAIN) [re: textbook]
From Patrick Armstrong; JRL #2009-169, Sept. 11, 2009.
:: MBA-programme ­ "Business in the Russian High North"
From Lill Hilde Kaldager; JRL #2009-162, Sept. 1, 2009.
:: Medvedev Calls for Uniform Account of History
By Anna Malpas, from The Moscow Times; JRL 2009-161, Aug. 31, 2009.
:: Russia's president calls for modernization of education system
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-161, Aug. 31, 2009.
:: [Medvedev] Interview to Anchor of TV Channel Rossia's 'News of the Week' Programme Yevgeny Revenko
Kremlin transcript; JRL #2009-161, Aug. 31, 2009.










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