The Application of Marxian Materialism to Education in Soviet Russia During the Early Years of the Revolution
The second Russian Revolution which took place toward the close of 1917 and the changes which this revolution brought about in Russia have engaged the attention of the whole civilized world during the past eighteen years. In order to properly understand these changes it is important to examine very carefully the philosophy of Bolshevism. As a consideration of Bolshevism under all its various aspects would require too much time and space, I shall confine myself during the course of this dissertation to its application in field of education during the years 1917-1927. This period may be divided into two parts. The first part, from 1917 to 1922 is by far the more important of the two because it witnessed the wholesale destruction of the old order and the radicalism of the new regime. It was during these years that the changes were made that were to influence the subsequent history of Soviet education. The second part, 1922 to 1927, saw the failure of the new experiments. Our knowledge regarding it is very limited on account of the fact that little research work has been done on it. We know enough about it, however, to be in a position to say that it did not realize the ambitions of the early reformers. We have the testimony of some of the best Soviet authorities of the time to prove this point.
Education history|Russian history
Lynn, William C, "The Application of Marxian Materialism to Education in Soviet Russia During the Early Years of the Revolution" (1936). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336601.