The Challenges of Curriculum Reforms for Countries in Transition, 1991-2010


  • Ulker Shafiyeva Head of the Department of Languages, The Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan



education, curriculum, challenges in transition, post-Soviet countries, reforms


Post-Soviet republics have undergone a variety of political and economic changes following the collapse of the Soviet Union to transform themselves into market-oriented open societies. Transitional countries have faced various problems, including social inequality, political unrest, economic hardship, and ethnic conflict. The countries had to introduce reforms in education in response to changing conditions to produce a new generation with ideas and skills that support pluralistic societies and market economies. Some countries opted for rapid, drastic reforms; others chose to restructure their economies while retaining centralized governments. Using examples from post-Soviet countries, the study examines the challenges and strategies in reforming the curriculum for states in transition. The study investigates the ideological aspects that have influenced curriculum revisions in post-Soviet nations.




How to Cite

The Challenges of Curriculum Reforms for Countries in Transition, 1991-2010. (2024). European Journal of Education, 7(1), 20-27.