Policy Learning in the Development of Bologna Study Cycles in Ukraine
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This article investigates how policy learning could be used as an analytical tool for studying the development process of Bologna study cycles (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate’s or Ph.D.) in the Ukrainian higher education context. The development of the Bologna study cycles in Ukraine is associated with the fact that Ukraine joined the Bologna process. The findings show that the Bologna study cycles in Ukraine have been developing on the basis of the old national education-qualification and scientific cycles through a so-called process of layering of minor innovations. This layering has been quite productive as it was exercised jointly by multiple policy actors.
Keywordspolicy learning layering Bologna study cycles Ukraine
Funding was provided by the University of Edinburgh.
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