Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Zhanyl Zhontayeva


Zhanyl Zhontayeva
Director for the Department of Continuing Education
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Higher education


Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences

Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages

Abay Kazakh National Pedagogical Institute


Professional Biography

Prior to joining Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, Zhanyl was Director of the Department of Preschool and Secondary Education in the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During her time of work in the Ministry, she participated in the development of important strategic documents in the field of secondary education. She also worked as a teacher, director at the school and the head of the Department of education in the Kyzylorda region.


Professional Development Programs:

  • Professional development for school teachers (2017);
  • Courses by local and foreign specialists in pedagogical specializations on the basis of the best international standards in the field of management and the field of training (2017);
  • Project of modernizing the average level of education between the Republic of Kazakhstan and International Reconstruction and Development Bank;
  • Conceptual state approaches and prospects of developing mathematical education in Kazakhstan;
  • Carrying out analysis on the organization and efficacy of homework
  • Research of public opinion on key innovations in school education
  • Conceptual approaches of inclusive education;
  • Strategy for training of parents (remote courses)
  • Assessment of quality mathematical and natural-science education TIMSS-2015;
  • Conceptual foundation of early development of children;
  • Pedagogical and methodological strategies for achieving functional literacy of students in education.