By Editorial Staff
Published September 1, 1991
In May, a pilot curriculum for Soviet secondary schools was reviewed by the Supreme Soviet Education Ministry, which last year asked Wheaton Bible College professors to suggest a curriculum that would instill moral values. A 1990 survey by the ministry showed that 81% of the adult population in the Soviet Union were still “seeking a belief system.”
On the reading list, to be test-taught in 100 schools next Fall, are the Illustrated New Testament, Pilgrims Progress, Know Why You Believe, and In Pursuit of Holiness. If accepted, the curriculum will be taught to all 70 million Soviet secondary students.
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