Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In many countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on fourteen countries and one continent.  It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion. Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education.

Development and Transformation of Doctoral Education in Kazakhstan

Development and Transformation of Doctoral Education in Kazakhstan

Development and transformation of doctoral education in kazakhstan
Aliya Kuzhabekova

The process of modernization of doctoral education in Kazakhstan has been ongoing since the country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. However, a quarter century since the launch of the reforms, one can observe varying degrees of change in funding mechanisms, admission parameters, the supervision process, graduation requirements, assessment procedures and criteria, as well as institutional arrangements supporting doctoral education.

Much of the thinking about the structure and nature of doctoral training was influenced by the Bologna Process, of which Kazakhstan became an official cosignatory in 2010. This came after the country signed the Lisbon Convention in 1997. The reforms were aimed at ...

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