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Christian liberal arts higher education in Russia: A case study of the Russian -American Christian University
by Titarchuk, Victor N., Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2007, 316; 3276472
Abstract (Summary)

This is a case study of the historical development of a private Christian faith-based school of higher education in post-Soviet Russia from its conception in 1990 until 2006. This bi-national school was founded as the Russian-American Christian University (RACU) in 1996. In 2003, RACU was accredited by the Russian Ministry of Education under the name Russko-Americansky Christiansky Institute.

RACU offers two state-accredited undergraduate academic programs: (1) business and economics, and (2) social work. RACU also offers a major in English language and literature. The academic model of RACU was designed according to the traditional American Christian liberal arts model and adapted to Russian higher education system.

The study documents the founding, vision, and growth of RACU. It provides insight into the academic, organizational, and campus life of RACU. The study led to the creation of an operational framework of the historical development of RACU. The study also provides recommendations for the development of new Christian liberal arts colleges and universities based on the experience and the underlying structure of RACU.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lumsden, D. Barry
School: University of North Texas
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 68/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Bilingual education, Multicultural education, Russian history, Higher education
Keywords: Christian, Higher education, Liberal arts, Russia, Russian-American Christian University
Publication Number: 3276472
ISBN: 978-0-549-18634-2
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