HAMK and partners to support Kazakhstan’s reform of initial teacher education
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Finland, have signed a contract in October 2020 concerning the reform of Kazakhstan’s initial teacher education system.
In the project, HAMK works together with JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK), Finland, and Autonomous Organization of Education Nazarbayev University (AOE NU) to provide consulting services and expertise to the Kazakhstan universities providing pedagogical education programmes, which are the beneficiaries of the project. The 26-month long project is part of Kazakhstan’s Education Modernization Project financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, World Bank).
The project includes four overlapping stages starting from legislative review and analysis of current practices in initial teacher education, as well as international benchmarking, improving the content and form of initial teacher education, curricula revisioning, and finally, faculty training in the beneficiary universities. The long-term result of the project is the improved quality and relevance of initial teacher education for teachers working in secondary education, and who are responsible for implementing the newly reformed secondary education curricula. The education modernization project is aligned with the human capital driven strategic approach of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the State Program of Education and Science Development 2016-2020 (SPESD).
For more information:
Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
maaret.viskari (at) hamk.fi
+358 50 574 5943