Shanovni kolegy, I failed to see reference to the English language in your proposal on European Values in Scholarship.<http://maidan.org.ua/static/mai/1158352963.html> This is particularly dissapointing as all the members of the association seem to be scientists and thus are quite aware of the importance of English to 21rst century knowledge. Allow me to point out that until Ukrainian students stop reading Russian language works and begin reading English language works -- because English is the language of world scholarship -- there cannot be any "European Values" in Ukrainian scholarship. The logical first step would seem to be to make Englsih compulsory in all primary schools. This, in turn, will create market for English language books and eventually make them cheaper than Russian language books in Ukraine. A second possible step would be to use only Ukrainian and English for all academic conferences in Ukraine. I saw no reference to any such proposal either. A third step would be to have all universities do what the Mohyla Akademiia has done --make ENglish compulsory for entry into all universities. Again I saw no reference to this. diakoiu ___________________________________________ Stephen Velychenko Research Associate,CERES Research Fellow,Chair of Ukrainian Studies Munk Center University of Toronto Devonshire Place Toronto M53 3K7
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