Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Ainur Almukhambetova

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Ainur Almukhambetova
Position:
Postdoctoral scholar
Office Phone:
+7(7172)709372
Specializations:
Higher education
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Education

PhD in Education (2018)

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Astana, Kazakhstan

Gifted school graduates’ adjustment to universities in Kazakhstan. Features, factors, implications.”

 Advisory Committee: Daniel Hernandez Torrano (NUGSE, Main Advisor); Jason Sparks (NUGSE, Co-advisor); Matthew J. Hartley (University of Pennsylvania; External Advisor)

 MSc in Higher Educational Leadership

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Astana, Kazakhstan

 BA in Teaching English (with distinction)

Dzhambyl Pedagogical Institute, Taraz, Kazakhstan

 

Thematic areas:

Higher education

School education

Research subthemes:

Gifted education, Gender issues in higher education,

women in leadership, students’ retention

 

Publications:

  • Kuzhabekova, A., Janenova, S., Almukhambetova, A. (2017). Analysing the experiences of female leaders in civil service in Kazakhstan: trapped between economic pressure to earn and traditional family role expectations, International Journal of Public Administration.
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Soltanbek, A., Almukhambetova, A. (2017). Educational Flagships as Brokers in International Policy Transfer: Learning from the Experience of Kazakhstan. European Education.
  • Кужабекова, А., Джаненова, С., Альмухамбетова, А. (2016). Почему казахстанские женщины недостаточно представлены на руководящих должностях на государственной службе? UN Women Kazakhstan.
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Almukhambetova, A. (2016). Female academic leadership in post-Soviet context: Finding work-life balance while negotiating multiple sets of gender role expectations, Special issue of European Education Research Journal.

 

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

  • Hernandez-Torrano D., Tursunbayeva X., Almukhambetova A. Teachers’ conceptions about giftedness in Kazakhstan. KERA conference, 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Almukhambetova A. Kuzhabekova A. (2016) Exploring the experiences of female leaders in higher education in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Janenova, S., Almukhambetova, A (2016). Exploring the Experiences of Female Leaders in Civil Service in Kazakhstan: Trapped between Economic Pressure to Earn and Traditional Family Role Expectation, Final Public Research Dissemination Seminar organized by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway, June 16-18.
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Janenova, S. and Almukhambetova, A. (2016). Exploring the Experiences of Female Leaders in Civil Service in Kazakhstan: Trapped between Economic Pressure to Earn and Traditional Family Role Expectations, Annual Meeting of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, 2-4 June, Kazan, Russia
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Janenova, S., Almukhambetova, A. (2016), Exploring the Experiences of Female Leaders in Civil Service in Kazakhstan: Trapped between Economic Pressure to Earn and Traditional Family Role Expectation, Research Communication Round Table on Women Leaders in Civil Service organized by the Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 28th.
  • Kuzhabekova, A., Mukhametzhanova, A., Almukhambetova, A., Soltanbekova, A. (2015) Can flagships lead    KZ educational system to the desired transformation? Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, March 2015, Washington, DC., USA.
  • Almukhambetova, A. (2014) Gifted students’ perceptions on how their school experience relates academic performance at Nazarbayev University”. Nazarbayev University Research Week

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Research Grant from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) (member of research team)                                                                                                               
  • “An analysis of the experience of female leaders in civil service in Kazakhstan with a special focus on educational sector”                                                                                                                                                                  Travel Grant to the New Scholars Dissertation Workshop at Annual Conference of Comparative and            International Education Society (CIES), 2015     
  • UREAG Travel Grant to the Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society, 2015