Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Laura Karabassova

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Laura Karabassova
Position:
Postdoctoral scholar
Office Phone:
+7 (7172) 70 57 62
Specializations:
Multilingual education
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Education:

PhD in Education, 2018

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education

 Thesis: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Kazakhstan: Case studies of teachers at a Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS)

 Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management with distinction, 2013

University of Warwick, UK

Thesis: Perceptions of the Bologna process: a case study of a university department in Kazakhstan 

 

Thematic areas of research specialization:

Multilingual Education, Language policy

 

Projects and contributions:

  • Roadmap of trilingual education development in the Republic of Kazakhstan (2013-2014)
  • Research on the implementation of trilingual education at 19 universities and 35 schools in Kazakhstan (2016-2017)

 

Presentations:

  • Trilingual education in Kazakhstan: pedagogical challenges and opportunities, 10th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition, September 1-3, 2016, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Trilingual education policy implications for the role of school leaders in Kazakhstan: evidence from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS), the Past, the Future and Present of Educational Research in Europe, September 2-6, 2017, University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Perceptions of the Bologna process: a case study of a university department in Kazakhstan, the Past, the Future and Present of Educational Research in Europe, September 2-6, 2017, the University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Distributed Leadership in Kazakhstan: A Case Study of a City Secondary School, he European Conference on Educational Research, the Past, the Future and Present of Educational Research in Europe, September 2-6, 2017, University of Porto, Portugal.

 

Publications:

  • Irssaliyev, S., Karabassova, L., Mukhametzhanova, A., Adil, A., Bekova, M., Nurlanova, Y (2017). Teaching in three languages: international experience and recommendations for Kazakhstan, Astana: IAC.
  • Karabassova, L. (2017). Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) as Trilingual Education Pedagogy in Kazakhstan, Astana: Study Innovations.
  • Goodman, B., and Karabassova, L. (in press). Bottom-Up and Top Down: Comparing Language-in-Education Policy in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In Chankseliani, M. and Silova, I. (eds.). Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: purposes, policies, and practices in education (Oxford Studies in Comparative Education). Oxford: Symposium Books.

 

Awards

  • International “Bolashak” scholarship (2011)
  • Bursary winner, ECER (2014) 
  • Best student paper of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2010)