Title Assistant Professor
Email kuanysh26#@#human.tsukuba.ac.jp (please replace #@# with @)
Degree Ph.D. in Education
Division Education
Research Field Comparative and International Education
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Educadion
Graduate School Program (Main) Education (Master's Program, Doctoral Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

My research interests are related to transformation of education system, language in education policy, teacher training policy and gender education in post-Soviet area, particularly in Russia and Central Asia countries

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Tastanbekova Kuanysh: “Prestige, status, and esteem of educational occupation in Kazakhstan: temporal, regional and gender analysis of payroll data”, Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, Vol.7 No.2, 2020, pp.175-190. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15549/jeecar.v7i2.345
  • Tastanbekova Kuanysh: “Language education policy in Japan: problems of teaching Japanese as a second language and English as a foreign language”, Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abai Research Journal Pedagogy and Psychology Vol.4-41, pp.12-22, 2019).
  • Kuanysh Tastanbekova, 2019, “Student Engagement in Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Kazakhstan: Ambiguous Forms and Invisible Procedures”, in Masahiro Tanaka (ed) Student Engagement and Quality Assurance in Higher Education International Collaborations for the Enhancement of Learning, 1st Edition, London: Routledge, pp.109-123.
  • Kuanysh Tastanbekova, 2018, “Post-Soviet Legacies in Girls’ Education in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”, in Yulia Gradskova and Ildiko Azstalos Morell (eds) Gendering Post-Socialism: Old Legacies and New Hierarchies, London: Routledge, pp.172-182.
  • Kuanysh Tastanbekova, 2018, “Teacher Education Reforms in Kazakhstan: Trends and Issues”, Bulletin of Institute of Education University of Tsukuba Vol.40. Issue 2., pp.87-97.
Scientific Membership

Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)
Japan Association for International Education (JAIE)
Japan Society for Educational System and Organization (JSESO)
Japan Association for Central Asian Studies (JACAS)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Social and Outreach Activity

I have been working as volunteer fundraising manager for NGO “Foundation on Education Development” in Kazakhstan since 2007. This NGO works with socially vulnerable children living in rural areas of Kazakhstan.

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