Soviet Education Lesson

In her lecture “Creating the New Soviet Man: Education in the USSR,” DCRES Outreach Director Cris Martin explores the evolving role that education played through different eras of Soviet rule. The full lecture describes the use of education to shape ideal Soviet citizens, including vocational and hands-on educational practices, literacy campaigns, grade structures, and extracurricular activities. Paired with interviews from the HPSSS, this topic offers an opportunity for students of history to reflect on the relationship between government policy and individual experience.