Department of Economics
University of Delaware
Working Paper #2005-21
Reform in Higher Education: Moving Beyond Transition
Presentation prepared for the Ken Koford Memorial Lecture
The educational institutions existing under communism were designed to serve a society very different from the democratic market society of Bulgaria today. Reform was clearly needed in content, organization, approach, didactics and methodology. We argue here that while Bulgaria has advantages in reforming its higher education system, little progress has been made in important areas and this threatens the future viability of economic development.
JEL: P20, I20
Key words: Bulgaria, transition, education reform