Kazakhstan: Education Reforms Assailed by Patriotic Camp

Kazakhstan’s education minister Yerlan Sagadiyev (pictured here) has long been a crusader for the radical modernization of schools in Kazakhstan and, in particular, the need for all the nation’s children to learn English. But anger is mounting, particularly among the self-described patriotic camp, over perceptions that his newfangled educational ideas are undermining the teaching of the Kazakh language, culture and history. (Photo: Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education)

Kazakhstan’s government knew what it was getting when Yerlan Sagadiyev was appointed education minister in February 2016.
 

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Aktan Rysaliev is a pseudonym for a journalist working in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Education Reforms Assailed by Patriotic Camp

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