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Inadvertent Educators: Russian Society and Educational Reform during the Reign of Nicholas I

Rachel S. Salzman, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Humanities

Dept/Program: History

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Benjamin Nathans

Date of this Version: 30 March 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

Abstract

In my senior honors thesis I explore the governmental intention behind the educational reforms of Nicholas I of Russia, as well as the way those reforms were perceived and experienced by the laity, with a particular focus on socially exclusive nature of the reforms and the application of those laws within educational institutions. Using state documents, memoirs, diaries, and contemporary fiction, I sought to establish the motivation for reform, and demonstrate how the size of the Empire and the people’s perception of the reforms ultimately made their social impact far greater than the tsar and the ministry had originally intended.

Discipline(s)

European History

Suggested Citation

Salzman, Rachel S., "Inadvertent Educators: Russian Society and Educational Reform during the Reign of Nicholas I" 30 March 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania, http://repository.upenn.edu/curej/27.

Date Posted: 29 June 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

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