Central Asia Hub Seminar Series May-Jun 2021

A research seminar series organised by Central Asia Hub of PEER Network.

10 June Video coverBeyond the Western Horizon: Rethinking Education, Values, and Policy Transfer in Post-Socialist Transformations

In this webinar Iveta Silova reflects on the education, values, and policy transfer in post-Socialist transformations with links to decolonial literature as well as consider challenges to the next generation of research.

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03 Jun video coverPedagogy of the Queer: A case of participatory action research and education in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

In this webinar Mohira Suyarkulova reflects on the experience of leading the community-based (a group of LGBTQ + activists in Kyrgyzstan) research and education project undertaken between 2018 and 2020, and shares some of the findings and insights that resulted from this process.

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27 May Video CoverMultilingualism: Soft skill or social practice?

In this webinar Juldyz Smagulova considers the language as social practice by discussing current understanding in sociolinguistics and dominant language ideologies as well as related findings from Kazakhstan.

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20 May Video CoverGlobal Citizenship Education: its contribution to multicultural education in Kazakhstan

Natalya Hanley discusses the concepts of global and local citizenship education and how it might contribute to the mitigation of nationalistic perspectives within the multicultural context of Kazakhstan.

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13 May Video Cover“Happy Soviet childhood”: forging “new citizens” in schools

In this webinar, Anel Kulakhmetova discusses the evolution of soviet construct of childhood and talks about schooling as a necessary component of “happy childhood”.

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