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Higher Education Reform and Development: The Case of Kazakhstan
Published by Cambridge University Press
A collaborative series with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education highlighting leading-edge research across Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education.
A collaborative series with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education highlighting leading-edge research across Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education. The Kazakhstan government has sought to radically overhaul its education system, moving from a highly centralised system to one that allows for more institutional autonomy and responsiveness at the local level. This book investigates the key reforms involved, including increasing the academic and fiscal autonomy of universities, the creation of a world-class university, and the implementation of a large-scale international scholarship programme. The case of Kazakhstan underscores the significant challenges of enacting reforms, which require new policies and structures and an entirely new set of assumptions about academic quality, the work of universities, and the role of education in society.
Introduction; 1 The context of higher education reform in Kazkahstan; 2 Evolution of Higher Education reform in Kazakhstan post independence; 3 Governance challenges and changes; 4 Revisiting Bolashak; 5 NU and world class universities; 6 Data and its role in reforming the management and steering of universities; 7 Reforming the pedagogical institutes and teacher education; 8 Alternative paths to upgrading existing teacher qualifications; 9 The faculty role in shared governance in Kazakhstan; Conclusion - Looking back and looking ahead
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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