Lost in Transition: Redefining Students and Universities in the Contemporary Kyrgyz Republic by Alan J. DeyoungLost in Transition: Redefining Students and Universities in the Contemporary Kyrgyz Republic by Alan J. Deyoung

Lost in Transition: Redefining Students and Universities in the Contemporary Kyrgyz Republic

byAlan J. DeyoungEditorAlan J. Deyoung

Paperback | December 31, 2011

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Being a "student" has been and remains a highly desirable status for young people and their families in Kyrgyzstan. "Giving their children education" (dat detyam obrazovaniye) - meaning "higher education" - has become an imperative for many parents, even in a time of serious economic and social decline. The numbers of universities and university enrollments have increased dramatically - in fact quadrupled - since Kyrgyz independence from the former USSR in 1991. All this is happening just as the overall system of secondary education has basically collapsed. School quality and outcomes of learning for most Kyrgyz youth have become increasingly marginal - even as those who run universities widely proclaim quality improvements and desires/intentions to join international higher education space. The book thus seeks to explain the manifest versus the latent functions of higher education in Kyrgyzstan. Relying on explanations of lived experience, the research attempts to explain how the seeming contradiction of a declining resource and intellectual base of universities yet appeals to parents and students as the system continues to expand with easily compromised accountability measures.
Title:Lost in Transition: Redefining Students and Universities in the Contemporary Kyrgyz RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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