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Ukraine: The crisis of Ukrainian Higher Education reform: moving towards a trauma informed understanding

Ukraine: The crisis of Ukrainian Higher Education reform: moving towards a trauma informed understanding

Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Logvynenko, Olena and Chilina, Elena (2019) Ukraine: The crisis of Ukrainian Higher Education reform: moving towards a trauma informed understanding. In: Jameson, Jill ORCID: 0000-0002-9545-8078, (ed.) International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges. International Studies in Higher Education . Routledge, London, pp. 114-129. ISBN 978-1138564343

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Abstract

Ukrainian higher education is found to be in the state of crisis by the local and international scholars and commentators (Janmaat, 2008; Fimyar, 2008; Semiv and Hvozdovych, 2012; World Bank, 2004, 2005; Darvas, 2003). The persistence of the crisis suggests that higher education system may be caught in a transformational trap (Kovryga and Nickel, 2006) that combines unreflected assumptions about the past as well as unquestioned agreements with the proposed (Western) models of the future. This chapter engages elements of Ukrainian history characterised by oppression and violent exercise of power with a particular emphasis on the events of Holodomor of 1933 and theories of trans-generational trauma transmission to propose that current dysfunctions in the higher education sector may be mirroring the long forgotten events of 1933. We invite Ukrainian higher education leaders and Western leader developers to re-consider approaches to critical thinking in the context of trauma-informed understanding.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 9.
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, higher education, critical thinking, trauma informed understanding
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 10:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23506

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