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ERIC Number: EJ748631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Nonstate Institutions of Higher Learning: The Crisis of Identity and Ways to Overcome It
Il'inskii, I.
Russian Education and Society, v47 n8 p14-34 Aug 2005
The emergence and development of the nonstate sector of higher education in Russia was not an easy process: the institutions were under the constant scrutiny of the legislative and executive branches. Due to the "politically even-handed" resolutions that the Ministry and the Committee of the Russian Federation Council of Federation passed "at the last minute," the author raises the question of the nonstate institutions of higher learning identity crisis. Over the years that nonstate institutions have been in existence, among the huge number of assessments of their activities, the overwhelming majority have been unequivocally negative. This trend of thought should be seen as reflecting a theoretical inability to explain and understand just what "nonstate" institutions are; it has to be seen as intellectual capitulation, as clear evidence of a crisis of identity. Here, the author views the identity crisis of nonstate education in Russia as a crisis of understanding what nonstate institutions of higher learning are and what nonstate education in general is. The author gives an account on the emergence of nonstate institutions of higher learning and presents two scenarios that have to do with a more substantiated approach to the self-identification of nonstate institutions of higher learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia