ETF releases podcast on Soviet heritage in education and training

ETF releases podcast on Soviet heritage in education and training

September 1, 2021

The European Training foundation has released a new podcast on ‘Lessons from the past: Soviet heritage in education and training’.

Many countries where the ETF works, including in the Eastern Partnership, share the common heritage of the Soviet education system, and each has navigated its own path in education reform over the last three decades. The podcast discussion focuses on the experience of different countries moving beyond the Soviet legacy.

The speakers agree that some positive elements existed within the system (free and accessible to all students, high status of teachers, strong cooperation with employers, jobs guaranteed to those finishing vocational and higher education). Nevertheless, they acknowledge that these elements occurred within the constraints of the Soviet ideology and economic model, which left it isolated from other systems across the globe.

Find out more

Press release

To listen to the podcast

The ETF’s podcast series ‘Skills Factory: Thoughts and Ideas about Skills from Europe and Beyond’ 



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