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Education, Equity, Economy

Education in Central Asia

A Kaleidoscope of Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Egea, Denise (Ed.)

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  • Analyses and critiques of social and political issues in education in their respective countries
  • Presents original texts on education in all five Central Asian Republics including Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  • Contains work from prominent scholars, and from outstanding emerging scholars from Central Asia
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About this book

This book brings together internationally prominent scholars renowned for their work on post-Soviet republics, as well as outstanding emerging scholars native of Central Asia in order to discuss the state of education in the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Drawing on their individual contexts and research, the authors offer analyses and critiques of some of the social, political, and economic issues in education in their respective countries, and some insights about how local actions engage with the challenges and problems, as well as with the possibilities and opportunities they face.

Since gaining their independence in 1991, the five republics of Central Asia have been undergoing some enormous political, social, linguistic, cultural, and economic changes, even as we write. This collection shows that researchers are increasingly interested in exploring the development of education in this part of the world. In these countries, education plays a significant role in transitioning from centrally planned to market economies and is seen as the key resource to facilitate entry into the global competitiveness sphere.

This book will be of particular interest to educators, researchers, and policy makers engaged in research or with a particular interest in curricula, and education systems and reforms, and to undergraduate and graduate students studying and researching education in Central Asia or in other post-Soviet contexts.

About the authors

Denise Egéa is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the French Education Center for Research, Louisiana State University, USA. She holds the position of Professor, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. She is a Fellow in the Philosophy of Education Society, a Phi Kappa Phi Scholar, and an Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Her main research interests include Ethico-political issues in education; diversity and equity; languages, cultures, intercultural communication; and human, cultural, and linguistic rights. She has over 100 publications, including two main books: Derrida & Education and Levinas and Education.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Central Asia – “The Land Beyond the River”

    Pages 1-20

    Egéa, Denise

  • Variation in Educational Quality in Kyrgyzstan by District and Language of Instruction: An Analysis of 2017 National Scholarship Test Results

    Pages 21-35

    Shamatov, Duishon (et al.)

  • Understanding Trilingual Education Reform in Kazakhstan: Why Is It Stalled?

    Pages 37-51

    Karabassova, Laura

  • Gender and Education in Tajikistan in the Pre-Soviet, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Eras

    Pages 53-69

    Janigan, Kara

  • Education in Turkmenistan Under the Second President: Genuine Reforms or Make Believe?

    Pages 71-91

    Horák, Slavomír

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education in Central Asia
Book Subtitle
A Kaleidoscope of Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Denise Egea
Series Title
Education, Equity, Economy
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50127-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50127-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50126-6
Series ISSN
2364-835X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 202
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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