The nature, purposes and functions of educational research: a study of policy makers, educators and researchers` conceptualization in Kazakhstan

Project: Monitored by Research Administration

Project Details

Grant Program

Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2021-2023

Project Description

The purpose of the proposed study is to explore the nature, role and functions of educational research from policy makers, educators and researchers` conceptions in order to generate a conceptual model of education research in Kazakhstan. This research project is unique because:
(1) It focuses on the voices of multiple stakeholders of education research, including ministry officials, educational managers, teachers, and education researchers in Kazakhstan.
(2) It links education research to policy and practice through exploring conceptions of policymakers and educators focused on secondary and higher education.
(3) It draws a holistic picture of education research that would be meaningful and serve the public good.
(4) It aims at finding common ground and contributes to dialogue between various stakeholders through engaging them in research to co-investigate and co-develop the conceptual framework of education research.
Short titleEducational research conceptualizations
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/23


  • Educational research
  • conceptualization
  • stakeholders` perceptions
  • functions of research


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