Education in Transition: Structure, Expansion and Inequality
The author describes how the educational system in post-Soviet Ukraine has undergone structural changes such as the expansion of higher education and the segregation and stratification of primary and secondary education. Education reforms were implemented aiming to reduce inequalities in educational opportunities and weakening the association between social origin and educational attainments. However, empirical data presented by the author suggest that transmission of educational inequality across generations has remained unchanged during the period of transformation of Ukrainian society. This chapter describes the long process of reforming and how higher education expansion has not been equally distributed across people from advantaged and disadvantaged social backgrounds.
KeywordsEducation reforms Educational inequality Higher education expansion Secondary education stratification
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