Public Discussions of Education Reform in Ukraine, October 7-8 (open discussion and round table)

With the beginning of the new school year, “Commons: Journal of Social Critique” and Center for Social and Labor Research invite broad public to join public discussions on models of higher education reforms and achieved results of the new authorities of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Discussion “What should be the model of the higher education reform in Ukraine?”

Place: Kyiv, National Technical University “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, conference hall of the academic council of the University, 1st building, Peremohy Avenue 37

Time: 7th of September, 17:30

Few people doubt that the post-Soviet education should be reformed systematically. But what kind of reforms should be conducted and in what directions? Which education models should we be guided by? During the discussion with the participation of foreign experts and politicians, we will raise questions about problematic sides of the models of higher education to which representatives of Ukrainian education community often refer. Which achievements, inner problems and disadvantages are there in higher education of the EU countries and Georgia? What should we adopt and what should we not? Participants of the discussion will also raise questions on the models alternative to popular and idealized ones, on the models which are less known in Ukraine and which might be more appropriate for education reform in Ukraine.

Guests of the discussion:

Kerstin Kaiser, Member of the Brandenburg Landtag (representative assembly), Germany

Bakar Berekashvili, Lecturer in Political Science at the Georgian-American University, Tbilisi

Mariya Ivancheva, researcher of Bolivarian University of Venezuela, University College Dublin

Round table “The First Year of Education Reforms: Results, Threats and Models of Development”

Place: UNIAN, Kyiv, Khreshchatyk 4

Time: 8th of September, 11:30-13:30

More than a year passed since the new law “On higher education” was passed and the new leadership of the Ministry of Education and Science started ambitious reforms which also influence school education and organization of science. With the beginning of the new school year, it is important to evaluate the results of these education reforms. What are the achievements, remaining problems, new problems and threats? Which international experience is worth being adopted? The round table will involve Ukrainian experts, representatives of students, lecturers and teachers, foreign experts from the European Union and Georgia.


All events are organized with support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation


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