Education in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Guldana Akhmetova, Duishon Shamatov, Mir Tajik

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This chapter is about education in four Central Asian states which were part of the former USSR until 1991. These countries have common legacy, yet, have been evolving with their own trajectories. The chapter provides the demographic information, politics, economy, social system, religion and worldview, followed by the presentation of education system of each country. The chapter presents both accomplishments and setbacks of the four counties in the education sector, highlighting key trends and strategic growth areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Education Patterns in the Global South: The Ebb of Global Forces and the Flow of Contextual Imperatives (International Perspectives on Education and Society
Editors C.C. Wolhuter, A.W. Wiseman
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-80382-682-0, eISBN: 978-1-80382-681-3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2022


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