Formations theory in soviet school textbooks on general history

  • Vardan E. Bagdasaryan Elena A. Pevtsova Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia
  • Svetlana Yu. Novoselova Sochi Institute (Branch) of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Sochi, Russia
  • Tatiana V. Potemkina National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Moscow, Russia
  • Svetlana A. Kurnosova Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia
  • Evgeniy Yu. Malevanov Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia
Palabras clave: Formations, Universal history, School textbook


The purpose of the article is to analyze the Soviet experience of representing the world's historical process in the framework of the theory of changing social formations via the content analysis of Soviet school textbooks in relation to the formations-based structuring of history. As a result, the idea of a proletarian revolution was, according to the authors of textbooks, replaced by a bet on petty- bourgeois forces. In conclusion, in the USSR it was possible to create an integral model of systematic historical education in schools that allows solving current ideological problems.
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Elena A. Pevtsova, V. E. B., Novoselova, S. Y., Potemkina, T. V., Kurnosova, S. A., & Malevanov, E. Y. (2020). Formations theory in soviet school textbooks on general history. Opción, 36, 1081-1097. Recuperado a partir de