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Anton Makarenko

1888 - 1939

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Anton Semenovich Makarenko (Ukrainian: Анто́н Семенович Мака́ренко, Anton Semenovych Makarenko; 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 154,783 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Anton Makarenko is the 604th most popular writer (down from 560th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 57th in 2019) and the 15th 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 604 out of 5,755Before him are Samuel Johnson, Demetrius Vikelas, Alessandro Manzoni, Camilo José Cela, France Prešeren, and Pierre Loti. After him are John Donne, Ludwig Tieck, Anne Rice, Walther von der Vogelweide, Ivar Aasen, and Novatian.

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Among people born in 1888, Anton Makarenko ranks 34Before him are Gerrit Rietveld, Selman Waksman, Frits Zernike, Inge Lehmann, Andrei Tupolev, and Maurice Chevalier. After him are Josef Albers, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Carin Göring, Ossip Zadkine, Richard E. Byrd, and Ernst Kretschmer. Among people deceased in 1939, Anton Makarenko ranks 12Before him are Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, W. B. Yeats, Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, and Edward Sapir. After him are Philipp Scheidemann, Karl Radek, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Matthias Sindelar, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, and Antonio Machado.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Anton Makarenko ranks 70 out of 1,083Before him are Isaac Babel (1894), Moshe Sharett (1894), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Larisa Latynina (1934), Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), and Sonia Delaunay (1885). After him are Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Ivan Franko (1856), and Georges Charpak (1924).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Anton Makarenko ranks 15Before him are Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Isaac Babel (1894), and Irène Némirovsky (1903). After him are Ivan Franko (1856), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Clarice Lispector (1920), Bruno Schulz (1892), Nestor the Chronicler (1056), and Gregory Skovoroda (1722).