The psychoanalytic kindergarten project in Soviet Russia 1921–1930

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Valkanova, Y. 2018. The psychoanalytic kindergarten project in Soviet Russia 1921–1930. in: Bruce, T., Elfer, P., Powell, S. and Werth, L. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice Abingdon Routledge. pp. 50-52
AuthorsValkanova, Y.
EditorsBruce, T., Elfer, P., Powell, S. and Werth, L.
Abstract

Imported from abroad, psychoanalytic theory found fertile soil in Russia in the post-revolutionary times, a period when enlightenment absolutism swept the country. During this era, a variety of advocacy groups promoted progressive psychological approaches to the study of early human development. The growing interest in giving scientific accounts of developmental processes to propagandise ideas about societal transformation was prompted by the need to change ‘inherited’ society. Ideas about the transformative power of education were nurtured by modern psychological and pedagogical theories. It is not surprising then that Sigmund Freud’s psychology of unconsciousness sparked interest in Russia both prior to and after the Bolshevik ‘October Revolution’ of 1917.

KeywordsEducation; Early human development; Developmental processes; Psychoanalytic theory; Russia; Post-revolution; Enlightenment absolutism; October Revolution
Page range50-52
Year2018
Book titleThe Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationAbingdon
Edition1
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks of Education
ISBN9781138672628
Publication dates
Print01 Aug 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Jun 2020
Official URLhttps://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Froebel-and-Early-Childhood-Practice/Bruce-Elfer-Powell-Werth/p/book/9781138672628
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