The Basic Values of Russian and European Schoolteachers

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Survey data on comparisons between teachers in Russia and other countries show that the average Russian schoolteacher places a very high value on security and a very low value on the opportunity to enjoy life and have pleasure. Russia's schoolteachers are more often ahead of other Europeans when it comes to the importance of personal success, wealth, and power, as well as obedience and conformity to traditions, and, in contrast, they tend to lag behind when it comes to their adherence to the values of independence, equality, tolerance, helping people around them, and the protection of the environment. The authors see these orientations as cultural barriers to the successful functioning and development of Russian society.

ZeitschriftRussian Social Science Review
Seiten (von - bis)42-68
Anzahl der Seiten26
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.02.2013
Extern publiziertJa