The GSE was established in 2012 and received his first master's and doctoral students in August 2013. It is dedicated to becoming a world-class center for teaching and research on education, with a focus on educational reform in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, while retaining a broad international approach. We seek to promote and assist in the implementation of cutting-edge research on educational challenges and issues from preschool through university levels.
A M.Sc. Educational Leadership with specializations in School Leadership (1-year and 2-year), Higher Education (1 year), Inclusive Education (1 year), and Preschool Education (1 year) is currently offered in GSE. Within each of these specializations the following topics will be covered: instruction and pedagogy, curriculum design and development, evaluation and assessment, governance, and leadership. A M.A. Multilingual Education is also offered in GSE at the moment. This 2-year full-time program covers theories, policies and practices of multilingual education, and is closely linked to the trilingual education strategy that is being implemented in Kazakhstan. Additionally, GSE offers a Ph.D. in Education. This full-time, intensive 3-year program is designed for individuals who are committed to taking a leadership role in educational reform and management in Kazakhstan.
Working with our partner institutions, the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania, the GSE will form the core of a group of academics and practitioners dedicated to education understood holistically, both as a lifelong journey and as a discipline which seeks to wed research and practice.
The GSE seeks to:
• develop highly qualified educators committed to the continuous improvement of education and society;
• offer an opportunity for continuing professional development to those involved in education;
• modernize educational theory and practice though the integration of scholarship and instruction;
• prepare future generations of educational researchers and policy analysts to the highest academic standards;
• improve the scientific basis for conducting educational research in the region;
• disseminate knowledge and research findings, and promote good practice in teaching and learning, to foster higher educational standards of educational performance in schools and universities;
• create opportunities for conducting joint, collaborative research with partner universities;
• serve the local community and engage in debate and discussion to improve educational institutions and policies, while engaging in service and public engagement; and
• function as an international institution, aligned to the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer System.