The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change

Zumrad Kataeva, Victoria Clement

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Abstract

Over the past century Turkmenistan developed a modern system of higher education that grew from a single university under Moscow’s direction to twenty-four institutions today. Under Presidents Niyazov and Berdymuhammedov educational infrastructure has developed dramatically. Despite this growth, the system of higher education is suffering from a lack of faculty -- universities meet the needs of less than ten percent of high-school graduates. Additionally, curricula continue to reflect a strong and pervasive state ideology. Overall, the state—the only purveyor of higher education in Turkmenistan—is not meeting societal needs. This article explores the history of education policy in post-Soviet Turkmenistan, focusing on the reforms initiated by that country’s first two presidents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Chapter15
Pages387-405
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-319-52980-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-52979-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • higher education
  • Post-Soviet education
  • Turkmenistan

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Kataeva, Z., & Clement, V. (2018). The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change. In The 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity (pp. 387-405). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/973-3-319-52980-6

The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change. / Kataeva, Zumrad; Clement, Victoria.

The 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. p. 387-405.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Kataeva, Z & Clement, V 2018, The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change. in The 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 387-405. https://doi.org/10.1007/973-3-319-52980-6
Kataeva Z, Clement V. The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change. In The 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2018. p. 387-405 https://doi.org/10.1007/973-3-319-52980-6
Kataeva, Zumrad ; Clement, Victoria. / The Transformation of Higher Education in Turkmenistan: Continuity and |Change. The 25 Years of Transformation in Post-Soviet Countries: Reforms and Continuity. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. pp. 387-405
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