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ERIC Number: EJ1069324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Analysis of VET in Ukraine Since the Soviet Era
Zinser, Richard
Education & Training, v57 n6 p685-700 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how vocational education and training (VET) in Ukraine has changed since the Soviet era; and to determine its structure, successes, and challenges. Design/methodology/approach: The author conducted interviews and tours at 15 vocational schools in seven cities in Ukraine. Findings: Ukraine is struggling to establish itself as an independent, modern country; education includes elements from the Soviet era and contemporary European practices; the VET system is taking on the state-regulated bureaucratic model; it has mixed success mainly due to economic development; social support for secondary students is very strong. Research limitations/implications: Since Ukraine will eventually be a key player in international relations, it is important for scholars to understand how the VET system is developing. Originality/value: This study provides an in-depth view of VET in this once closed country which is now susceptible to influence from Russia and Europe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia; Ukraine; USSR