By Daryl R. Evans

General Characteristics of Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Age Educational Systems

Information/Data on Russia's Educational System

Education is free and compulsory between the ages of six and seventeen. In 1994, new cirriculum guidelines were introduced to encourage choice and innovation over the previous approaches to teaching, but many public schools are unable or unwilling to implement the reforms due to lack of money and clear local leadership. according to the program, students attend primary, middle, and high school. They specialize in their last two years, and several electives are available. Private schools now exist and provide high quality education to the wealthy and influential. The literacy rate is 99%. There are more than 500 universities, medical schools, and technical academies.

Conclusions on Russia (Whether Primarily Agricultural, Industrial, or Information Age Re: Its Educational System)

Russia probably would still be considered in the industrial age as far as education, they have shown that they can educate the masses. Now it remains to be seen if they can offer more in the way of retraining as the economic, political and social structures change.

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