University education accessibility for graduates of national schools: Ethnic and social aspects

L. Moukkaryamova, I. Morenko, R. Petrava, L. Salakhatdinova, Irina Kuznetsova

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The paper discusses attitudes to higher education of those high school graduates who had studied in Tartar and Russian language schools, respectively. The study is based on empirical research in the republic of Tatarstan from 2002-2003. It focuses on access to higher education and strategies adopted by universities concerning two language groups of entrants and students. Language preferences are shown to be there both among university entrants and admission boards. It has been revealed that Tartar school graduates experience issues accessing higher education. Language issues in universities are discussed against the background of the education system in the republic, respective legislation and university leaders' attitudes.
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)58 - 66
Number of pages9
JournalSotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Tatar language
  • Tatarstan
  • Access to higher education
  • inequality
  • Russia
  • minorities

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