NAVIGATION

October 20, 2017

Education: Competing Against the World

Russia

School is compulsory only through the ninth grade, but about 90% of Russians go on to the upper secondary level..

Amy Keller | 8/1/2006

Two Tracks
Russia's system steers brighter students into universities.

? Education in the Russian Federation follows a 4+5+2 system. Students attend four years of primary school, beginning at age 6 or 7, followed by five years of lower secondary school, starting at around age 10 or 11, and wrapping up by age 15 or 16.

? Education is compulsory only through the ninth grade, but about 90% of Russians go on to attend upper secondary school: A two-track system steers most brighter students into two more years of academic study before they can apply to a public university. Alternatively, students may pursue a vocational/technical track, usually two to three years long, to prepare for a bluecollar job.

Tags: North Central, Education

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida's next Governor might have one big hurdle to jump through; how to travel around the state
Florida's next Governor might have one big hurdle to jump through; how to travel around the state

The misuse of state airplanes was an issue in the 2010 Governor's Race and because of it, the next governor faces a quandary when it comes to traveling the state.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Are the mysterious attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Havana deterring you from visiting Cuba?

  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • No
  • N/A not considering a visit anyway

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe