Chapter 7. Russia: Against the Tide, Liberal Arts Establishes a Foothold in Post-Soviet Russia

Jonathan Becker, Andrei Kortunov, Philip Fedchin

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Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access, finance, student mobility and the impact of globalization, but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum fills an important gap in the literature by examining the context, content, challenges, and successes of implementing liberal arts coursework within undergraduate curriculum. In order to fully understand the place of liberal education in each location, chapter authors have employed a wide lens to investigate the influences upon curricular content in China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey. Thus, this volume explores how curricular content is decided, how educational programs are being structured, and whether countries are viewing higher education as more than just the preparation of students for specialized knowledge. By providing detailed case studies of these cou
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConfronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum: Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages242 стр., 151-174
ISBN (Print)0415506069
StatePublished - 2012


  • Study of Higher Education International and Comparative Education Higher Education Curriculum Studies Liberal Arts Education Высшее образование Либеральное образование Свободные искусства и науки

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