Duishon Shamatov, Associate Professor

Duishon Shamatov, Associate Professor

Duishon Alievich Shamatov is an Associate Professor in the GSE. Duishon received his Master of Education degree in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) and his master thesis was titled “Reconceptualization of Assessment Practices in a Developing Country Context”. He got his Ph.D. degree in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2005. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Beginning Teachers’ Professional Socialization in Post- Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Coping Strategies”. He has written several book chapters, published articles in peer refereed journals. He also has experience of conducting research and consultancies in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Yemen. Duishon’s area of interest includes teacher education, curriculum development, education quality and student assessment. Duishon has taught at Osh State University, AKU-IED, American University in Central Asia and International Ata-Turk Alatoo University. Prior to joining Graduate School of Education (GSE), Duishon worked as a senior research fellow at University of Central Asia in Bishkek. In the GSE, he teaches mainly on the MSc Educational Leadership program.


EDUC 712 Educational Policy and Reform

EDUC 600 Research Methods

EDUC 612 Professional Identity

EDUC 640 Thesis Seminar

EDUC 651 Thesis Seminar (Higher Education)

EDUC 603 Tutorial

Selected publications

  • Shamatov, D. (2015). Promoting children's reading in Kyrgyzstan.  TARBIYA: Journal of Education in Muslim Society
  • Shamatov, D. (2013). Everyday realities of a young teacher in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: A case of history teacher from a rural school. In a book entitled Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Political and Social Challenges (editors: Pinar Akcali and Cennet Engin Demir) by Routledge.
  • Shamatov, D. (2012). “Impact of Standardized Tests on Equity Issues in Kyrgyzstan,” in European Education’s special volume titled the New Educational Assessment Regimes in Eurasia: Impacts, Issues and Implications. Guest edited by Alan DeYoung and Todd Drummond.
  • Shamatov, D. and Niyozov, S. (2010). Teachers Surviving to Teach: Implications for Post-Soviet Education and Society in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in J. Zajda (Ed.), Globalization, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research. Volume 11.
  • Shamatov, D. and Joldoshalieva, R. (2010). Teacher Training in Kyrgyzstan in International Handbook on Teacher Training, a new volume dedicated to Teachers Training in the World (editors: Charl Wolhuter and K.Karras).
  • Bahry, S., Niyozov, S. & Shamatov, D. (2008). Bilingual education in Central Asia. In J. Cummins and N. H. Hornberger (Eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 5: Bilingual education, 205-224.

Contact information

Graduate School of Education
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.,
Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan
Office: +7(7172) 70 9364
Email: duishonkul.shamatov@nu.edu.kz

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