Anton Makarenko

1888 - 1939

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Anton Semenovich Makarenko (Ukrainian: Анто́н Семенович Мака́ренко, 13 January 1888 – 1 April 1939), a Ukrainian and Soviet educator, social worker and writer, became the most influential educational theorist in the Soviet Union; he promoted democratic ideas and principles in educational theory and practice. As one of the founders of Soviet pedagogy, he elaborated the theory and methodology of upbringing in self-governing child collectives and introduced the concept of productive labor into the educational system. Makarenko is often reckoned among the world's great educators, and his books have appeared in many countries.In the aftermath of the Revolution of 1917, he established self-supporting orphanages for street children — including juvenile delinquents — left orphaned by the Russian Civil War of 1917-1923. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Makarenko has received more than 139,279 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Anton Makarenko is the 560th most popular writer (down from 511th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 56th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Anton Makarenko is most famous for his work with juvenile delinquents in the Soviet Union. He believed that delinquents needed to be treated as human beings and not as criminals. He created a system that was based on education, rehabilitation, and labor.

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Among writers, Anton Makarenko ranks 560 out of 5,794Before him are Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jacob L. Moreno, Isaac Babel, Elie Wiesel, Gaston Leroux, and Eyvind Johnson. After him are Ludwig Tieck, George R. R. Martin, Longus, Lion Feuchtwanger, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Sándor Petőfi.

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Among people born in 1888, Anton Makarenko ranks 25Before him are Gerrit Rietveld, F. W. Murnau, Friedrich Fromm, Johannes Itten, Roland Garros, and Alexander Friedmann. After him are Friedrich Olbricht, Eugene O'Neill, Frits Zernike, Andrei Tupolev, Selman Waksman, and Inge Lehmann. Among people deceased in 1939, Anton Makarenko ranks 11Before him are Nadezhda Krupskaya, Alphonse Mucha, W. B. Yeats, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, and Werner von Fritsch. After him are Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, Karl Radek, Philipp Scheidemann, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, and Matthias Sindelar.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Anton Makarenko ranks 57 out of 913Before him are Leonid Kuchma (1938), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Levi Eshkol (1895), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Isaac Babel (1894), and Symon Petliura (1879). After him are John Demjanjuk (1920), Oleg Antonov (1906), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), and Boris Shcherbina (1919).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Anton Makarenko ranks 14Before him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Isaac Babel (1894). After him are Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ivan Franko (1856), and Nestor the Chronicler (1056).