Originally published in 1999, Higher Education in the Post-Communist World focuses on specific public universities during their, and their nations’ early transition years (1989-1995) from communism to democracy and the changes from centrally planned, to free-market economies. The book offers a detailed view of universities in transition rather than case studies of entire systems of higher education, providing an opportunity for readers to understand the national politico-economic transition on higher education– individual faculty, students, and administrator; departments; and university – in a more immediate way than a system-wide approach would. The book presents information on specific universities and how the demise of the Soviet Union affected the governance, finance, faculty, students, and curriculum in several post-communist countries.
Introduction, Paula L.W. Sabloff
Part I: Models for University Structure
1. Germany, Humboldt University in Berlin: Its Transformation in the Process of German Unification, Helmut de Rudder
2. Russia, A Case Study of the Effects of Changes in Resources on Ryazan State Pedagogical University, Don Hossler, Anatoly Liferov, and Sergei Kostikov
Part II: Changing Politico-Economic National Structures
3. Poland, Transformation of Higher Education in Poland After 1989: Case Study of the University of Lodz, Wieslaw Olesky and Henry Wasser
4. Slovak Republic, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, The Slovak Republic: Gradual but Sure, David A. Turner and Jozef Loksa
5. Ukraine, Toward a New Definition of Quality: Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv University), Ukraine, Joseph Stetar and Antoly Pohribny
6. Mongolia, The National University of Mongolia: The Winds of Change, Regsurengiin Bat-Erdene, Surengiin Davaa, and John L. Yaeger
Part III: Changing Economic National Structures
7. China, A Chinese University in Transition from the Planned Economy to the Market Economy: Tongji University, Julia Pan and Fang Yaomei
8. Laos, Restructuring the University Pedagogical Institute of Laos: An Outsiders View, John C. Weidman
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.