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Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Azerbaijan
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During its occupation, the Soviet regime saw the eradication of religious and nationalistic tendencies as a necessary measure to create Soviet society. To achieve its objective, it relied on several structures, including education. These structures would not only create the needed educated labor force, but one that was also less susceptible to religious and ethnic influence.

For the Soviet regime education became a window through which socialist values and goals would be taught and then…

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Raheb, Mitra, “Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Azerbaijan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0251b>
First published online: 2009

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