Implementing the Principles of the Rule of Law and Social Justice in the Process of Entrance Examinations to the Institutions of Higher Education in a Post-Soviet Country: [preprint]
The research has been started with the aim to learn the experience (both positive and negative) in organisation of entrance examinations in the institutions of higher education in Ukraine (in particular, interesting practice at the University of "Kiev-Mohyla Academy" and the Ukrainian Academy of Internal Affairs), the experience of universities in Ukraine before 1917, the contemporary experience of British universities (UCAS system; the practice of University of London Examination and Assessment Council) and the organisation of "A"-level examinations in Great Britain, an outstanding experience of Taiwan's College Entrance Examination Center not only in organisation of an island-wide entrance examinations to the institutions of higher education, but also in generalising global experience in this sphere. The present paper was prepared on the basis of generalising experience of a pilot project "Access to Education in Ukrainian Law Schools" conducted by the Committee of the Supreme Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine on Legal Policy, Judicial and Legal Reform, the Centre for Social and Political Research (CSPR) at the University of "Kiev-Mohyla Academy", the Foundation for Promotion of Legal and Political Reforms (Kiev), the World Congress of Ukrainian Lawyers, and the University of East London with the assistance of the British Government Know-How Fund and the British Council, as well as on the basis of the relevant research conducted by the CSPR with the assistance of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan). There are already several publications related to this project, some politicians incorporate the main ideas worked out during this project into their political programmes. There is a hope that quite soon Ukraine would be ready to effectively follow the road of civilised nations in the sphere of education management (as to universities admission and examinations procedures), and the relevant Ukraine’s policies may become a good example to a number of other post-Soviet countries.
post-Soviet Country, entrance examinations, education, пострадянські країни, вступні екзамени, освіта
Yakushik V. Implementing the Principles of the Rule of Law and Social Justice in the Process of Entrance Examinations to the Institutions of Higher Education in a Post-Soviet Country / Valentin Yakushik // The Role of Higher Education in the Development of Democracy and Open Society: Conference Proceedings / Edited by A.Kirchner; The British Council. - Kyiv: Zlagoda, 2000. – P. 71-77.