Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Newly published volume Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education by Maia Chankseliani (Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education) revisits the book edited by David Phillips and Michael Kaser in 1992, entitled Education and Economic Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Spanning diverse geopolitical settings that range from Southeast and Central Europe to the Caucasus and Central Asia, this book offers analyses of education policies and practices that the countries in this region have pursued since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Capturing complex reconfigurations of education purposes and examining the ongoing tensions inherent in post-socialist transformations, the chapters in this book suggest that beneath the surface of dominant neoliberal narratives there are always powerful countercurrents – ranging from the persisting socialist legacies to other alternative conceptualizations of education futures – highlighting the diverse trajectories of post-socialist education transformations.

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ISBN 978-1-910744-03-1