People on a bridge: Central European higher education institutions in a storm of reform

Don F. Westerheijden, Karen Sorensen

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    Abstract

    Arguably, the demise of communism in Central and Eastern Europe was the largest environmental change for higher education institutions in the last half-century. Hundreds of higher education institutions in tens of countries were challenged, inter alia, to:
    change their governance and management structures to more democratic ones that would allow more autonomous behaviour;
    -change their curricula to match the transformation from socialist economies to market economies;
    -change their mission from mainly teaching-oriented to incorporate research; and
    -compete with a new sector of private higher education institutions of varying kinds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom the Eye of the Storm
    Subtitle of host publicationHigher Education's Changing Institutions
    EditorsBen Jongbloed, Peter Maassen, Guy Neave
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Pages13-38
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-9263-5
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-5355-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • Autonomy
    • Institutional culture
    • Transformation

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    Westerheijden, D. F., & Sorensen, K. (1999). People on a bridge: Central European higher education institutions in a storm of reform. In B. Jongbloed, P. Maassen, & G. Neave (Eds.), From the Eye of the Storm: Higher Education's Changing Institutions (pp. 13-38). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9263-5_2