Development of Strategic Directions for Education Reforms in Kazakhstan for 2015-2020. Diagnostic report

Mary Canning, Joni Finney, Dennis Jones, Aims McGuinness, Darkhan Bilyalov

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

The development of the education system is a priority for Kazakhstan, as investment in education is key to the well-being of society as a whole. Education, which constitutes a major investment into human capital, is also a key driver of economic growth. In an integrated dynamic global market place, education systems must continually improve and work to adapt to changing circumstances. The State Programme of Education Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2011- 2020 (SPED) is the foundation document driving education reform in the country. Although the SPED states that \in 2015, the transition period will be completed, and the education system of the Republic of Kazakhstan will correspond to the models of developed countries in its structure, content, management and financing mechanisms\, no clear vision has been established for the second stage of this development for 2015 to 2020. This diagnostic report provides an analysis of the problems that the Kazakhstan system of education needs to address in the next stage of its development and is offered as a step towards this goal.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAstana
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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