Pedology as a Complex Science Devoted to the Study of Children in Russia: The History of its Origin and Elimination

Elena Minkova


This article traces the history of pedology in the works of Russian psychologists, doctors and pedagogues at the turn of the 20th century. Its main aim is to provide characteristic features of its development in chronological order and at the same time to underline general ideas. A quantitative analysis of books on pedology, categorised according to subject, is presented; and reasons for the elimination of pedology are explored, in terms of social and ideological changes.


Language: English


Russia; pedology; ideology; methodology

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ISSN: 2193-7281
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