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ERIC Number: EJ774345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Modernization of Russian Higher Education: Exploring Paths of Influence
Gounko, Tatiana; Smale, William
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v37 n4 p533-548 Aug 2007
This article discusses the changes in Russian higher education policies and the role of international organizations--the World Bank and OECD--in promoting education reforms in this country. General and specific recommendations offered by the World Bank and the OECD expert teams to improve Russian higher education are analysed to determine if any of their suggestions have been considered and applied in recent government policies. We explore the mechanisms though which new policies are implemented at the institutional and national levels. Finally, we suggest that higher education institutions and the Russian government experience coercive, mimetic, normative and discursive pressures emanating from these global policy actors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia