|THE GROWTH AND DECLINE OF PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION IN UKRAINE: IMPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND QUALITY
Institute of Higher Education
National Academy of the Educational Sciences of Ukraine,
|Abstract. This article lays a foundation for the development of private higher education in Ukraine. It particularly focuses on the broad pertinent issues such as the reasons for the establishment of private higher education in Ukraine. While we may largely talk about ‘private higher education’, it argues that this may be a case of for-profit and at the same time as demand absorbing in Ukrainian practice. The article also explores issues of the definition of private higher education in the global scopes. It then discusses underlying factors in the establishment and growth of private higher education, pointing to issues that seem to be unique to the country and other developing countries. It then concludes by arguing that private higher education has a future in Ukraine, especially because it is required by the system of higher education and the challenges and lessons this poses forimplementation of the new Law of Higher Education (2014).
|Key words: private higher education (HE), private higher education institution (PHEI) public higher education,for-profit higher education institution, demand-absorbing, growth and decline of private sector, credentialism, massification, students enrolments.
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