Lana Kurashvili


The main essence of the article is the study of Georgian experience of school and family collaboration during the Soviet Union regime. The study aims to determine the characteristics of the school-family connection in the Soviet educational system, to explore the cause-and-effect relationships and to explain the presented event based on theoretical-philosophical and state approaches. The current relevance of parental involvement in the field of education aroused great interest in establishing the historical heritage of post-Soviet countries. The historical research method was used in the research process. Interpretation of past events, evaluation and concluding were implemented through primary and secondary sources, data collection, organisation, analysis, and synthesis. The study found that the strategy of school and family collaboration in the Soviet Union was based on socialist pedagogy and the theory of communist upbringing of the young generation. As a result of the reform, the concepts of child-rearing, family and social upbringing, the relationship between educational institutions and the pedagogical education of parents were introduced and established in the field of education. A systematic approach to the issue was identified, both at the legislative and institutional levels, as well as in terms of formal and non-formal educational activities. The practice of close cooperation between educational institutions in the Soviet Union, through a centralised management system and mass control mechanisms, was aimed at achieving party goals for education, such as the upbringing of the Soviet man and its ideological indoctrination.


parent involvement; parenting theory; socialist pedagogy; parental pedagogical education; educational policy; school reform.

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