Reviews of National Policies for Education: Secondary Education in Kazakhstan

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This report evaluates the education reform agenda of Kazakhstan – its feasibility and focus – by taking stock of present-day strengths and weaknesses of the secondary education system. The report also provides guidance on adjusting the reform implementation plans in line with international experiences and best practices regarding educational change, and consolidates much of the previously dispersed (national) data on primary and secondary schools in Kazakhstan  into a common analytical base of evidence, validated by the education authorities.

Chapter 1 of this report provides an overview of the country, it education system and reform plans. Subsequent chapters provide analysis of and recommendations on equity and effectiveness of schooling; assessment and evaluation practices; policies for teachers and principals; expenditure patterns and financing mechanisms; vocational education and training; and a summary of the recommendations.



Recommendations of the OECD review of secondary education in Kazakhstan

The last chapter of this report contains a summary of recommendations and suggestions for follow-up in the areas covered by the OECD review: quality and equity of education, assessment and evaluation practices, policies for teachers and principals and expenditure and financing mechanisms. In view of the forthcoming OECD review of vocational education and training (VET) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, this chapter does not contain recommendations on VET.


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