Organizational culture in the adoption of the Bologna process: a study of academic staff at a Ukrainian university


Shaw, Marta, Chapman, David and Rumyantseva, Nataliya (2011) Organizational culture in the adoption of the Bologna process: a study of academic staff at a Ukrainian university. Studies in Higher Education, 39, (1)

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The growing influence of the Bologna Process on higher education around the world has raised concerns about the applicability of this set of reforms in diverse cultural contexts. Ukraine provides an instructive case study highlighting the dynamics occurring at the convergence of the new framework with a state-centered model of higher education. The goal of this study was to examine the professional identity of faculty at one Ukrainian university and their perceptions regarding the implementation of Bologna at their institution. Authors found that instructional and institutional innovations were successfully implemented only to the extent that they were integrated with the existing pattern of values and beliefs held by faculty. These findings provide insight for how other countries may approach Bologna compatibility in the presence of social and cultural forces divergent from those in which the Bologna process originated

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0307-5079 (print)
1470-174X (electronic)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Leadership, School Improvement & Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 194775
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 14:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:45
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/194775

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