Schools for Working Youth

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Schools for Working Youth

 

general-education schools in the USSR at which students may receive instruction without leaving their jobs.

Since 1958, evening (shift) secondary general-education schools and secondary general-education correspondence schools at the oblast, krai, republic (in the autonomous republics), and city (in such major cities as Moscow and Leningrad) levels have been classified as schools for working youth; in 1962, foremen’s schools and classes were also placed in this category. In the 1976–77 academic year, 4,917,000 students were enrolled in 14,020 evening (shift) and general-education correspondence schools, 92.7 percent of whom were in grades nine through 11. At various times evening schools for adults, Sunday schools, schools for adults, schools for young workers, and schools for rural youth have been schools for working youth.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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