ERIC Number: EJ1023208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Organizational Culture in the Adoption of the Bologna Process: A Study of Academic Staff at a Ukrainian University
Shaw, Marta A.; Chapman, David W.; Rumyantseva, Nataliya L.
Studies in Higher Education, v38 n7 p989-1003 2013
The growing influence of the Bologna Process on higher education around the world has raised concerns about the applicability of this set of reforms in diverse cultural contexts. Ukraine provides an instructive case study highlighting the dynamics occurring at the convergence of the new framework with a state-centred model of higher education. The goal of this study was to examine the professional identity of faculty at one Ukrainian university and their perceptions regarding the implementation of Bologna at their institution. We found that instructional and institutional innovations were successfully implemented only to the extent that they were integrated with the existing pattern of values and beliefs held by faculty. These findings provide insight for how other countries may approach Bologna compatibility in the presence of social and cultural forces divergent from those in which the Bologna process originated.
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Instructional Innovation, Case Studies, Cultural Context, College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Values, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Organizational Change, Academic Rank (Professional), Qualitative Research, Administrative Organization, Decision Making, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine