Understanding the human capital benefits of a government-funded international scholarship program: An exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak program

Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Zakir Jumakulov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program - Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program - and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital development for individuals and the sponsoring nation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Fingerprint

Kazakhstan
human capital
sponsoring
research method
qualitative method
qualitative research
programme

Keywords

  • Educational benefits
  • Higher education
  • Human capital
  • International education
  • Public policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

@article{87b1a031f63e4c3d876876414237489a,
title = "Understanding the human capital benefits of a government-funded international scholarship program: An exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak program",
abstract = "This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program - Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program - and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital development for individuals and the sponsoring nation.",
keywords = "Educational benefits, Higher education, Human capital, International education, Public policy",
author = "Perna, {Laura W.} and Kata Orosz and Zakir Jumakulov",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.12.003",
language = "English",
volume = "40",
pages = "85--97",
journal = "International Journal of Educational Development",
issn = "0738-0593",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Understanding the human capital benefits of a government-funded international scholarship program

T2 - An exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak program

AU - Perna, Laura W.

AU - Orosz, Kata

AU - Jumakulov, Zakir

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program - Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program - and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital development for individuals and the sponsoring nation.

AB - This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program - Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program - and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital development for individuals and the sponsoring nation.

KW - Educational benefits

KW - Higher education

KW - Human capital

KW - International education

KW - Public policy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84922879703&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84922879703&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.12.003

DO - 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.12.003

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84922879703

VL - 40

SP - 85

EP - 97

JO - International Journal of Educational Development

JF - International Journal of Educational Development

SN - 0738-0593

ER -