Shliakh osvity («Шлях освіти»; Path of Education). A monthly organ of the People's Commissariat of Education of the Ukrainian SSR. It first appeared in Kharkiv in 1922 as the Russian-language Put’ prosveshcheniia, which in 1923–6 was published in Russian and Ukrainian. From 1926 Shliakh osvity appeared only in Ukrainian. In 1931 it was renamed Komunistychna osvita, and from 1936 to June 1941 it was published in Kyiv. After the Second World War it was revived as Radians’ka shkola. Shliakh osvity published articles on pedagogy, educational theory and practice, and the organization and administration of education; preschool education, professional and vocational education, political education, and social education; education in Western Europe; and book reviews, sample curricula, and news of the teaching profession in Ukraine. The journal, which advocated the creation of a distinct Ukrainian educational system, was an important achievement of the Ukrainization policy directed by the people's commissar of education, Mykola Skrypnyk. For most of the 1920s it was edited by Yan Riappo. In 1927 it had 7,000 subscribers.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]